Complexity of Horn Description Logics

TitleComplexity of Horn Description Logics
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSebastian Rudolph, Markus Krotzsch, Pascal Hitzler

Horn description logics (Horn-DLs) have recently started to attract attention due to the fact that their (worst-case) data complexities are in general lower than their overall (i.e. combined) complexities, which makes them attractive for reasoning with large ABoxes. However, the natural question whether Horn-DLs also provide advantages for TBox reasoning has hardly been addressed so far. In this paper, we therefore provide a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the combined complexities of Horn-DLs. While the combined complexity for many Horn-DLs turns out to be the same as for their non-Horn counterparts, we identify subboolean DLs where Hornness simplifies reasoning.

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Markus Krötzsch, Sebastian Rudolph and Pascal Hitzler, 'Complexity of Horn Description Logics,' AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Technical Report, 2007
research center: Kno.e.sis Center
year: 2007