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EXPTIME Tableaux for ALC Using Sound Global Caching

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EXPTIME Tableaux for ALC Using Sound Global Caching
We show that global caching can be used with propagation of both satisfiability and unsatisfiability in a sound manner to give an EXPTIME algorithm for checking satisfiability w.r.t. a TBox in the basic description logic ALC. Our algorithm is based on a simple traditional tableau calculus which builds an and-or graph where no two nodes of the graph contain the same formula set. When a duplicate node is about to be created, we use the pre-existing node as a proxy, even if the proxy is from a different branch of the tableau, thereby building global caching into the algorithm from the start. Doing so is important since it allows us to reason explicitly about the correctness of global caching. We then show that propagating both satisfiability and unsatisfiability via the and-or structure of the graph remains sound. In the longer paper, by combining global caching, propagation and cutoffs, our framework reduces the search space more significantly than the framework of [1]. Also, the...
Rajeev Goré, Linh Anh Nguyen
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where DLOG
Authors Rajeev Goré, Linh Anh Nguyen
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