Semantic Web Reasoning by Swarm Intelligence

Presented at: 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2009)

by Kathrin Dentler, Stefan Schlobach, Christophe Guéret


Semantic Web reasoning systems are confronted with the task to process growing amounts of distributed, dynamic resources. We propose a novel way of approaching the challenge by RDF graph traversal, exploiting the advantages of Swarm Intelligence. Our nature-inspired methodology is realised by self-organising swarms of autonomous, light-weight entities that traverse RDF graphs by following paths, aiming to instantiate pattern-based inference rules.

Keywords: Semantic Web

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