Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Third International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Computing Datalog Rewritings Beyond Horn Ontologies / 832
Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Boris Motik, Giorgos Stoilos, Ian Horrocks

Rewriting-based approaches for answering queries over an OWL 2 DL ontology have so far been developed mainly for Horn fragments of OWL 2 DL. In this paper, we study the possibilities of answering queries over non-Horn ontologies using datalog rewritings. We prove that this is impossible in general even for very simple ontology languages, and even if PTIME = NP. Furthermore, we present a resolution-based procedure for SHI ontologies that, in case it terminates, produces a datalog rewriting of the ontology. We also show that our procedure necessarily terminates on DL-LiteBoolH,+ ontologies — an extension of OWL 2 QL with transitive roles and Boolean connectives.