ISWC2004 half-day tutorial: Semantic Web Rules with Ontologies, and their E-Business Applications

Benjamin Grosof, MIT Sloan School of Management
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies

Rules are a main emerging area of the semantic web. There has been a large and exciting amount of recent progress in several aspects of semantic web rules, including: fundamental knowledge representation (KR) for rules; fundamental KR to integrate rules with ontologies; translations between heterogeneous commercial rule languages and systems/engines; development of algorithmic techniques and open-source tools for inferencing and interoperability/translations; standards proposals (including RuleML and SWRL); and pilot applications in e-business and other domains.

This tutorial will provide a detailed introduction to all these aspects, exploring techniques, applications, and challenges, and including strategy considerations.