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Description logics: OWL and DAML + OIL

Part 4. Bioinformatics

4.7. Structuring and Integrating Data

Basic Techniques and Approaches

  1. Phillip Lord,
  2. Robert D. Stevens,
  3. Carole A. Goble,
  4. Ian Horrocks

Published Online: 15 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g408404

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

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.

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  1. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2005

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • ontology;
  • description logic;
  • OWL;
  • modelling;
  • oiled;
  • protege