Hybrid Learning of Ontology Classes

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type inproceedings
title Hybrid Learning of Ontology Classes
author Jens Lehmann
pages 883-898
publisher Springer
booktitle Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition, 5th International Conference, MLDM 2007, Leipzig, Germany, July 18-20, 2007, Proceedings
series Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Description logics have emerged as one of the most successful formalisms for knowledge representation and reasoning. They are now widely used as a basis for ontologies in the Semantic Web. To extend and analyse ontologies, automated methods for knowledge acquisition and mining are being sought for. Despite its importance for knowledge engineers, the learning problem in description logics has not been investigated as deeply as its counterpart for logic programs. We propose the novel idea of applying evolutionary inspired methods to solve this task. In particular, we show how Genetic Programming can be applied to the learning problem in description logics and combine it with techniques from Inductive Logic Programming.We base our algorithm on thourough theoretical foundations and present a preliminary evaluation.

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