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Reasoning in Manufacturing Part-Part Examples with OWL 2



Nenad Krdzavac, Conrad E. Bock


This report examines whether the Web Ontology Language 2 (OWL 2) is expressive enough for some common manufacturing examples involving relations between parts of composite or assembled objects (part-part relations). We specify the semantics of these examples in first-order logic, express them in complex role inclusions, and compare these to OWL 2 role inclusions. We give tests based on the first order semantics and determine whether OWL 2 supports the semantics. We also give restrictions typical of part-part applications in manufacturing that might be useful in future research.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7535
Report Number


Description Logic, Manufacturing, SROIQ


Krdzavac, N. and Bock, C. (2008), Reasoning in Manufacturing Part-Part Examples with OWL 2, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created October 29, 2008, Updated November 10, 2018