SHACL: A Description Logic in Disguise

Bart Bogaerts, Maxime Jakubowski, Jan Van Den Bussche

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SHACL is a W3C-proposed language for expressing structural constraints on RDF graphs. In recent years, SHACL’s popularity has risen quickly. This rise in popularity comes with questions related to its place in the semantic web, particularly about its relation to OWL (the de facto standard for expressing ontological information on the web) and description logics (which form the formal foundations of OWL). We answer these questions by arguing that SHACL is in fact a description logic. On the one hand, our answer is surprisingly simple, some might even say obvious. But, on the other hand, our answer is also controversial. By resolving this issue once and for all, we establish the field of description logics as the solid formal foundations of SHACL.

Originele taal-2English
TitelLogic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning - 16th International Conference, LPNMR 2022, Genova, Italy, September 5-9, 2022, Proceedings
RedacteurenGeorg Gottlob, Daniela Inclezan, Marco Maratea
Aantal pagina's14
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-031-15706-6
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-031-15706-6
StatusPublished - 2022
Evenement16th International Conference on Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning - , Italy
Duur: 5 sep 20229 sep 2022
Congresnummer: 16

Publicatie series

NaamLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN van geprinte versie0302-9743
ISSN van elektronische versie1611-3349


Conference16th International Conference on Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning
Verkorte titelLPNMR
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