Seminars

Our seminar series is free and available for anyone to attend. Unless otherwise stated, seminars take place on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm in the Kilburn Building during teaching season.

If you wish to propose a seminar speaker please contact Antoniu Pop.

 

Next seminar

Revising Ontologies

  • Speaker:   Assoc Prof  Renata Wassermann  (University of Sao Poaulo)
  • Host:   Renate Schmidt
  • 2nd July 2018 at 14:00 in Kilburn L.T 1.4
Abstract
In this talk, I will first summarize our work in the last 10 years on adapting AGM style Belief Revision to deal with Description Logics. The usual AGM respresentation results depend on many assumptions on the underlying logics which do not hold for DLs. We have characterized contraction and revision for DLs, providing constructions, sets of rationality postulates and representation theorems for belief bases and belief sets. In the second part, I will present some experimental results with OWL and discuss current efforts on bridging the gap between theory and practice.
Biography
Renata Wassermann is Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of S?o Paulo, Brazil. Working on Knowledge Representation and Belief Revision, specially on non-classical logics, got involved with ontologies from the description logics side. Current interests include merging of ontologies and ontology evolution.)
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