O.A. Thomas and D.J. Russomanno (USA)
Expert System Shell, Semantic Web, RDF, Prolog
In this paper we describe our ongoing development
of a Semantic Web Expert System (SWEXSYS) shell
which is capable of building applications which reason
with knowledge and data instantiated from multiple
ontologies using Resource Description Framework
(RDF), knowledge expressed using Rule Markup
Language (RuleML), as well as other knowledge
expressed as functional, structural, or causal models.
Moreover, SWEXSYS is capable of accommodating
various reasoning strategies including backward chaining,
forward chaining, reasoning under uncertainty, and
plausible inference. We propose that such a system has a
great potential with respect to Semantic Web applications.
Currently, SWEXSYS performs as a middleware
application development shell that can serve as a platform
to implement monitoring, design, and classification
applications using Semantic Web compliant resources.