Third edition of Artificial Intelligence: foundations of computational agents, Cambridge University Press, 2023 is now available (including the full text).

13.6 Review

The following are the main points you should have learned from this chapter:

  • Individual-property-value triples form a flexible, universal representation for relations.
  • Ontologies are required for knowledge sharing.
  • OWL ontologies are built from individuals, classes, and properties. A class is a set of real and potential individuals. A property links an individual to a data type or an individual.
  • The ability to explain reasoning and debug knowledge in terms of semantic content can improve the usability of a knowledge-based system.
  • A meta-interpreter can be used to build a light-weight implementation of a knowledge-based system that can be customized to fit the requirements of the representation language.