OWL, the most commonly used web ontology language, has limited provision for handling modular ontologies. Specifically, the owl:imports construct for linking ontology modules lacks support for partial reuse of or localized semantics for the linked ontology modules. We propose an alternative to owl:imports, namely, semantic importing, for linking multiple modular ontologies with support for localized semantics, partial ontology reuse, and distributed reasoning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2006
EventWorkshop on OWL: Experiences and Directions, OWLED 2006 - Athens, GA, United States
Duration: Nov 10 2006Nov 11 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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