Borgida, Alex and Giunchiglia, Fausto (2007) Importing from functional knowledge bases - A preview -. UNSPECIFIED.
We review several proposals for reusing knowledge from existing ontologies by importing concepts and related axioms, which start from a set of "identifiers of interest". In order to compare these and other potential proposals, we offer a formal definition of the notion of "importing knowledge" based on Levesque's functional characterization of knowledge bases using a Tell/Ask interface. This denition is parameterized by a set A of Ask operators. In this preliminary work we consider ways in which this definition can be used to capture aspects of prior proposals, and therefore provide a framework for comparison between them.
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