Towards Semantic Decision Table with Domain Ontologies

Yan Tang, Robert Meersman

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Abstract

Decision tables are a simple yet important and powerful tool to help implement the complex logic of many domains, e.g. the business decision supporting domain. However, often the definition of concepts, variables and rules that underlie the decision table remain or become implicit. As the decision tables get larger, ambiguities, inconsistencies and conceptual reasoning difficulties arise, and building such decision tables becomes a time-consuming and difficult task. In order to address this problem, we introduce ontologies to represent, store and maintain the domain concepts and application rules. Properly annotated Semantic Decision Table, of which the rules are generated from the formal ontological commitment, is proposed. The annotated decision tables together with the existing domain ontologies constitute the kernel of the default decision generating process of the agent. We demonstrate the generating process through the ontological commitment in PROLOG prototype implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Information Technology and Management (ICITM 2007)
EditorsChan Man-chung, Ronnie Cheung, Joe Zhou
PublisherISM Press
Pages14-22
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)988-97311-5-0
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2007
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference on Information Technology and Management (ICITM 2007)

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Bibliographical note

Chan Man-Chung;James N.K.Liu;Ronnie Cheung;Joe Zhou

Keywords

  • decision table
  • ontology
  • semantics
  • SDT
  • SDT annotation

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