REWERSE-RP-2008-028

Magdalena Ortiz, Mantas Šimkus, Thomas Eiter:
Worst-case Optimal Conjunctive Query Answering for an Expressive Description Logic without Inverses.


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In: Proceedings of Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-08), Chicago, Illinois, USA (13th - 17th July 2008), Organization: AAAI, 504-510, July 2008
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Abstract
Answering conjunctive queries (CQs) has been recognized as a key task for the usage of Description Logics (DLs) in a number of applications, and has thus been studied by many authors. In this paper, we present an algorithm for this problem in the DL ALCH which works in exponential time. It improves over previous algorithms which require double exponential time and is worst-case optimal, as already satisfiability testing in ALC is ExpTime-complete. Furthermore, it shows that inverse roles cause an exponential jump in complexity; as recently shown, the problem is 2ExpTime-complete for ALCI. The algorithm is based on a technique that compiles knowledge bases into sets of trees of depth 1. It is in coNP under data complexity (i.e., if the taxonomy part and the query are fixed), thus worst-case optimal. An extension from ALCH to DLs with further constructs is possible.

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BibTeX:

@inproceedings{REWERSE-RP-2008-028,
	author = {Magdalena Ortiz and Mantas Šimkus and Thomas Eiter},
	title = {Worst-case Optimal Conjunctive Query Answering for an
    Expressive Description Logic without Inverses},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Chicago, Illinois, USA (13th--17th July 2008)},
	year = {2008},
	organization = {AAAI},
	pages = {504--510},
	url = {http://rewerse.net/publications/rewerse-publications.html#REWERSE-RP-2008-028}
}

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