Dr. Jeff Pan gave a seminar at the Department of Artefficial Intelligence at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). His talk is title: Approximate Reasoning for OWL: Why? How? And what next?
Abstract: The talk will begin with some example to illustrate why reasoning is needed for linked data and semantic web applications. I will then further explain why approximate reasoning is need and how to perform faithful approximate reasoning, i.e, approximate reasoning with some level of quality control, by making use of tractable sub-languages in OWL 2. I will conclude the talk with discussions on some of our relevant recent work and future steps, including those in the distributed setting.