Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning
Springer LNCS 3703,
A general language for Evolution and Reactivity in the Semantic Web
José Júlio Alferes, Ricardo Amador, Wolfgang May
In this paper we define the basic concepts for a general language
for evolution and reactivity in the Semantic Web. We do this by
exposing an UML model that specifies an ontology for the language.
The proposed language is based on Event-Condition-Action rules,
where different languages for events (including languages for
composite events), for conditions (queries) and actions (including
complex actions) may be composed, this way catering for language
heterogeneity (besides heterogeneity on the data-model) that we
think is essential for dealing with evolution and reactivity in
the Semantic Web.
An extended talk about the framework can be found
The basic concepts described in this paper have been further refined in
An Ontology- and
Resources-Based Approach to Evolution and Reactivity in the
Semantic Web and
Active Rules in the Semantic Web:
Dealing with Language Heterogeneity (RuleML 2005)
The ODBASE paper investigates the ontology of active rules and their components,
especially events and proposes an architecture how autonomous services that
support different aspects (languages, application domains) of this ontology
can cooperate for the Semantic Web.
The RuleML paper focuses on the markup of rules and their components according
to that ontology, being more concrete on the internal markup of the components
from the language structure's point of view. There, also the semantics and
information flow between the rule components is described.
This research is supported by the EU FP6 Network of Excellence