AAAI Publications, Fifteenth International Conference on the Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

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Query-Based Comparison of Mappings in Ontology-Based Data Access
Meghyn Bienvenu, Riccardo Rosati

Last modified: 2016-03-30


An ontology-based data access (OBDA) system is composed of one or more data sources, an ontology that provides a conceptual view of the data, and declarative mappings that relate the data and ontology schemas. In order to debug and optimize such systems, it is important to be able to analyze and compare OBDA specifications. Recent work in this direction compared specifications using classical notions of equivalence and entailment, but an interesting alternative is to consider query-based notions, in which two specifications are deemed equivalent if they give the same answers to the considered query or class of queries for all possible data sources. In this paper, we define such query-based notions of entailment and equivalence of OBDA specifications and investigate the complexity of the resulting analysis tasks when the ontology is formulated in (fragments of) DL-LiteR.

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