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Handling soft constraints in the Semantic Web architecture

Preece, Alun David ORCID:, Chalmers, Stuart, McKenzie, Craig, Pan, Jeff Z. and Gray, Peter 2006. Handling soft constraints in the Semantic Web architecture. Presented at: RoW2006 Reasoning on the Web. 15th International World Wide Web conference, Edinburgh, UK, 22 May 2006.

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In this paper we present a proposal for representing soft CSPs within the Semantic Web architecture. The proposal is motivated by the need for a service-providing agent to reason about its commitments as soft constraints. The two essential requirements addressed are: the need to associate utility values with constraints, to reflect the relative importance of satisfying them, and the need to make statements about which constraints are satisfied and violated by a given solution. The proposal builds upon previous work in defining a Semantic Web Constraint Interchange Format (CIF), which itself builds on the proposed Semantic Web Rule Language (SWRL).The main contribution of this paper is a new ontology for representing soft CSPs; we also extend the previous form of CIF/SWRL. The soft CSP ontology is intended to be used with CIF/SWRL, but is also potentially usable with other constraint and rule representations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
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