Towards Semantic Summaries over Ontologies

Sebastian Wandelt, Ralf Möller


Industry is increasingly dependent on the gathering and processing of data to support crucial product development activities. However, support systems for engineers or computer scientists may need to consider terabytes of data, making it very hard to automatically extract useful information. Querying data repositories in order to extract just the right information for the situation at hand remains a challenging problem. We propose a notion of semantic summaries on top of description logic knowledge bases that supports querying and summarizing information in large (ontological) data repositories. The idea of a semantic summary is to characterize the result set from a broader perspective, instead of describing each domain object. We show that our summarization approach scales for benchmark ontologies up to several million assertional axioms.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Wandelt S. and Möller R. (2012). Towards Semantic Summaries over Ontologies . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-30-3, pages 196-201. DOI: 10.5220/0004134601960201

in Bibtex Style

author={Sebastian Wandelt and Ralf Möller},
title={Towards Semantic Summaries over Ontologies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012)
TI - Towards Semantic Summaries over Ontologies
SN - 978-989-8565-30-3
AU - Wandelt S.
AU - Möller R.
PY - 2012
SP - 196
EP - 201
DO - 10.5220/0004134601960201