A Faithful Integration of Description Logics with Logic Programming

Boris Motik, Riccardo Rosati

Integrating description logics (DL) and logic programming (LP) would produce a very powerful and useful formalism. However, DLs and LP are based on quite different principles, so achieving a seamless integration is not trivial. In this paper, we introduce hybrid MKNF knowledge bases that faithfully integrate DLs with LP using the logic of Minimal Knowledge and Negation as Failure (MKNF) [Lifschitz, 1991]. We also give reasoning algorithms and tight data complexity bounds for several interesting fragments of our logic.