Representing and querying negative knowledge in RDF

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Typically, only positive data can be represented in RDF. However, negative knowledge representation is required in some application domains such as food allergies, software incompatibility and school absence. We present an approach to represent and query RDF data with negative data. We provide the syntax, semantics and an example. We argue that this approach fits into the open-world semantics of RDF according to the notion of certain answers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web - ESWC 2013 Satellite Events, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventESWC 2013 Satellite Events: The Semantic Web - Montpellier, France
Duration: 26 May 201330 May 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7955 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceESWC 2013 Satellite Events: The Semantic Web


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