OWL SAIQL - An OWL DL query language for ontology extraction

Alexander Kubias, Simon Schenk, Steffen Staab, Jeff Z. Pan

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Existing approaches for querying OWL DL do either only operate on syntactic constructs without taking into account the semantics of OWL or do only have a restricted access to the T-Box. We present SAIQL, the novel Schema And Instance Query Language for OWL DL, that is well suited for ontology extraction. We describe its syntax and explain a basic evaluation strategy. We illustrate the use of SAIQL with an example for ontology extraction and re-use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventWorkshop on OWL: Experiences and Directions, OWLED 2007 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 6 Jun 20077 Jun 2007
http://webont.org/owled/2007/ (OWLED 2007 - Link to conference details)

Bibliographical note

This work has been partially supported by the EU in the projects NeOn (IST-2006-027595) and K-Space (FP6-027026)


  • Ontology Extraction
  • OWL
  • Query Language
  • Schema


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