Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Intelligent systems are knowledge-based. They rely on formally defined knowledge about the domain of interest, spcified in a knowledge base using logical languages. This allows for using different inference mechanism to derive implicit information from a knowledge base. Furthermore, such algorithms can automatically detect inconsistencies and modelling errors, which is used to assist users when building a knoweldge base. 

Prof. Dr. Birte Glimm and Dr. Kazakov represent this area within the institute. The main research focus lies on the development of automated reasoning algorithms and optimisations. These are implemented in tools such as ELK, Konclude, or HermiT. Questions regarding the complexity and the efficient evaluation of ontological query languages constitute a further research topic. Members of the group were actively involved in the development of the Web Ontology Language OWL 2 and the SPARQL 1.1 query language standards within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). 

Reasoners of the institute are very successful at the OWL Reasoner Evaluation Competitions. In 2014 and 2015 our reasoners  ELK und Konclude won all six categories. In 2013 our reasoners won 7 out of 10 categories. 

Contact

email: Birte.Glimm(at)uni-ulm.de
phone: +49 (0)731/50-24125
fax:     +49 (0)731/50-24119

Postal Address

Birte Glimm
University of Ulm
Institute of Artificial Intelligence
D-89069 Ulm

Office

James-Franck-Ring
building O27, level 4
room 448

Students' Theses in the area of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

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Boos, Alexander
Generierung von RDF Daten aus Excel Tabellen
Bachelor Thesis
Ulm University,
2014
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Balzer, Steffen
Entwurf, Implementierung und Anwendung von Semantic Web-Services am Beispiel von Reiseplanung
Diploma Thesis
Ulm University,
2004
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Behnke, Gregor; Höller, Daniel; Biundo, Susanne
totSAT - Totally-Ordered Hierarchical Planning through SAT
Proceedings of the 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18)
Publisher: AAAI Press,
2018
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Biundo, Susanne; Wendemuth, Andreas
Companion Technology -- A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction
In Susanne Biundo and Andreas Wendemuth, editor,
Publisher: Springer,
2017
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Bercher, Pascal; Richter, Felix; Hörnle, Thilo; Geier, Thomas; Höller, Daniel; Behnke, Gregor; Nielsen, Florian; Honold, Frank; Schüssel, Felix; Reuter, Stephan; Minker, Wolfgang; Weber, Michael; Dietmayer, Klaus; Biundo, Susanne
Advanced User Assistance for Setting Up a Home Theater
In Susanne Biundo and Andreas Wendemuth, editor, of Cognitive Technologies
Chapter 24, page 485--491.
Publisher: Springer,
2017
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Geier, Thomas; Biundo, Susanne
Multi-Level Knowledge Processing in Cognitive Technical Systems
In Susanne Biundo, editor, of Cognitive Technologies
Chapter 2, page 17--36.
Publisher: Springer,
2017
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Bercher, Pascal; Höller, Daniel; Behnke, Gregor; Biundo, Susanne
More than a Name? On Implications of Preconditions and Effects of Compound HTN Planning Tasks
Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016) , page 225--233.
Publisher: IOS Press,
2016
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Brenner, Markus; Glimm, Birte
Breaking the Black Box - Using Background Knowledge for Efficient Stream Reasoning
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Companion Technology (ISCT 2015)
September 2015
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Behnke, Gregor; Ponomaryov, Denis; Schiller, Marvin; Bercher, Pascal; Nothdurft, Florian; Glimm, Birte; Biundo, Susanne
Coherence Across Components in Cognitive Systems – One Ontology to Rule Them All
Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015) , page 1442-1449.
Publisher: AAAI Press,
2015
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Behnke, Gregor; Bercher, Pascal; Biundo, Susanne; Glimm, Birte; Ponomaryov, Denis; Schiller, Marvin
Integrating Ontologies and Planning for Cognitive Systems
Proceedings of the 28th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2015)
Publisher: CEUR Workshop Proceedings,
2015
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Geier, Thomas; Richter, Felix; Biundo, Susanne
Locally Conditioned Belief Propagation
Proceedings of the 31st Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) , page 296--305.
Publisher: AUAI Press,
2015
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Behnke, Gregor; Schiller, Marvin; Ponomaryov, Denis; Nothdurft, Florian; Bercher, Pascal; Minker, Wolfgang; Glimm, Birte; Biundo, Susanne
A Unified Knowledge Base for Companion-Systems - A Case Study in Mixed-Initiative Planning
Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Companion Technology (ISCT 2015) , page 43--48.
2015
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