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Ian Horrocks wins Skolem Test of Time award for paper

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Professor Ian Horrocks has won the CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction) Skolem Award for ‘a CADE paper that has Passed the Test of Time, by being a Most Influential Paper in the field’. The award was in respect of the paper: Ian Horrocks, Ulrike Sattler, and Stephan Tobies. Reasoning with Individuals for the Description Logic SHIQ. *

In 2014 CADE Inc. established the Thoralf Skolem Award to reward a CADE paper that has passed the test of time, by being a most influential paper in the field. Beginning with CADE-25 (2015), at every CADE the Skolem Award Committee selects a paper presented at the CADE held 10 years earlier to receive the Skolem award.

The award citation stated that, ‘The paper is recognised for a practical and efficient tableau-based decision procedure for satisfiability in an expressive description logic that has wide applicability in knowledge representation, databases, and the semantic web.’

The paper was originally published at CADE-17 (2000) and the award was presented at the latest iteration of the conference, CADE-28, which took place this week.  

 

*In David McAllester, editor, Proc. of the 17th Int. Conf. on Automated Deduction (CADE 2000), volume 1831 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 482-496. Springer, 2000.

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