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

Efficient Query Rewriting in the Description Logic EL and Beyond / 3034
Peter Hansen, Carsten Lutz, İnanç Seylan, Frank Wolter

We propose a new type of algorithm for computing first-order (FO) rewritings of concept queries under ELHdr-TBoxes. The algorithm is tailored towards efficient implementation, yet complete. It outputs a succinct non-recursive datalog rewriting if the input is FO-rewritable and otherwise reports non-FO-rewritability. We carry out experiments with real-world ontologies which demonstrate excellent performance in practice and show that TBoxes originating from applications admit FO-rewritings of reasonable size in almost all cases, even when in theory such rewritings are not guaranteed to exist.