An Introduction to Description Logics

Yargan D.

BEYTULHIKME-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol.10, no.4, pp.1303-1324, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.18491/beytulhikme.1566
  • Page Numbers: pp.1303-1324


Being at the heart of artificial intelligence studies, the problem of how knowledge can be represented in machines focuses on constructing formal systems that have high expressive power close to natural language and that are far from computational complexity. One of these systems, the depiction logics not only represent the domain knowledge in two district structures that are close to the expressiveness of natural language but also formalize the domain knowledge in a decidable manner. These computationally and ontologically robust formal systems apply open-world assumption in reasoning so that different models can be derived from the provided information. Designed for automated reasoning, one of the biggest ambitions of all time, the description logics gain importance day by day, then we aim to introduce description logics to the researchers in philosophical logic and to the researchers in systematic philosophy who are interested in ontology/knowledge engineering. Last but not least, this work is produced as the first of the articles to promote this interdisciplinary field in Turkish.