TheWeb Ontology Language (OWL) is the most expressive standard language
for modeling ontologies on the SemanticWeb. In this chapter, we present the
temporal OWL (tOWL) language: a temporal extension of the OWL DL language.
tOWL is based on three layers added on top of OWL DL. The first layer is the
Concrete Domains layer, which allows the representation of restrictions using concrete
domain binary predicates. The second layer is the Time Representation layer,
which adds time points, intervals, and Allen’s 13 interval relations. The third layer
is the Change Representation layer which supports a perdurantist view on the world,
and allows the representation of complex temporal axioms, such as state transitions.
A Leveraged Buyout process is used to exemplify the different tOWL constructs
and show the tOWL applicability in a business context.
|Title of host publication||Semantic web information management : a model-based perspective|
|Editors||R. Virgilio, de, F. Giunchiglia, L. Tanca|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||549|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Name||Communications in Computer and Information Science|