[Research] Ontology-based queries

Just came back from the lab seminar this morning: Logics for Information Modelling and Access -- or -- How to Use an Ontology" by Prof. Enrico Franconi (from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano). My notes are here

In the talk I will first argue that good conceptual modelling and ontology design is required to support intelligent information access and to allow for semantic based information integration. Then, I will show which are the technical consequences of such choices, and how the problems to be faced are non-trivial. The arguments are based on the use of Description Logics as a formal tool for the framework, and I will make use of languages and examples taken from the database field. This talk is based on the material found at .