Information Systems Group

― Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Ian Horrocks FRS

Professor of Computer Science and Fellow of Oriel College

Interests

My research interests include knowledge representation, ontologies and ontology languages, modal and description logics, automated reasoning, implementation and optimisation of reasoning systems, and applications in areas such as e-Science and the Semantic Web.

Recent Publications

Despoina Magka, Boris Motik, and Ian Horrocks. Modelling Structured Domains Using Description Graphs and Logic Programming. In Proc. of the 9th European Semantic Web Conf. (ESWC 2012), volume 7295 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 330-344, 2012.
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Ian Horrocks. Semantics scalability ? Journal of Zhejiang University - Science C, 13(4):241-244, 2012.
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Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Ian Horrocks, Markus Krötzsch, Clemens Kupke, Despoina Magka, Boris Motik, and Zhe Wang. Acyclicity Conditions and their Application to Query Answering in Description Logics. In Proc. of the 13th Int. Conf. on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2012), 2012.
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Boris Motik, Ian Horrocks, and Su Myeon Kim. Delta-Reasoner: a Semantic Web Reasoner for an Intelligent Mobile Platform. In Proc. of the Twentyfirst International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2012). ACM, 2012.
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Markus Krötzsch, Frantisek Simancík, and Ian Horrocks. A Description Logic Primer. CoRR, abs/1201.4089, 2012.
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Name

Ian Horrocks

Posts

Professor of Computer Science, Fellow of Oriel College

Projects

ConDOR, LogMap, ExODA, Score!, Optique

Contact Information

+44 (0)1865 273939

Room 304
Wolfson Building
Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QD

Links

Projects

Tools

Ontologies

News

Awards at the ORE 2013 workshop

MORe, HermiT and ELK, three OWL reasoning systems developed in the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) group, have been awarded at the OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE 2013).

OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE 2013)

The KRR group co-organises the 2nd edition of the OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE), collocated with DL 2013 workshop.

Best paper prize at SWAT4LS'12

Doctoral Student Despoina Magka's paper entitled 'Ontology-Based Classification of Molecules: a Logic Programming Approach' has received the best paper prize at the 2012 Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences workshop [more information].

Boris Motik awarded EPSRC Early Career Fellowship

Boris Motik was recently successful in gaining an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship. The 5 year project, MaSI3: A Massively Scalable Intelligent Information Infrastructure, focuses on Ontology-based Data Management Systems (ODMSs). These are a new kind of data management system specifically designed to deal with complex data, by using natural language queries often across multiple relevant sources [more information].

KRR member wins 'doctoral award' from University of Manchester

Yavor Nenov's PhD thesis "Computability of Euclidean Spatial Logics" has been awarded the Best Thesis Prize of the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester [more information].

Ian Horrocks (KRR group leader) elected to Academia Europaea

Ian Horrocks has been elected to join Academia Europæa, an eminent organization for European scholars. Academia Europæa was founded in 1988 and has over 2000 members, including around 40 Nobel Laureates [more information].

KRR member wins 'doctoral award' from Spanish university

The Jaume I University of Castellon (Spain) has awarded a "Premio extraordinario de doctorado" (roughly translated as a Extraordinary Doctoral Award) to Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz who is now a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford's Department of Computer Science [more information].

OAEI 2012: Matching Large Biomedical Ontologies

The KRR group organises the Large Biomedical Ontologies track within the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative.