Description logics: OWL and DAML + OIL
Part 4. Bioinformatics
4.7. Structuring and Integrating Data
Basic Techniques and Approaches
Published Online: 15 JAN 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Lord, P., Stevens, R. D., Goble, C. A. and Horrocks, I. 2005. Description logics: OWL and DAML + OIL. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 4:4.7:92.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2005
In this chapter, we introduce Description Logics. These logics have achieved mainstream credibility as ontology languages by forming the basis of the W3C Web Ontology Language OWL, and its predecessor, DAML + OIL. From a case study, we explain how the rich expressivity of OWL can be used to model the complexities of biology and bioinformatics. We discuss automated reasoning technologies and the roles that they can play in supporting the process of building ontologies.
- description logic;