Are there Semantic Primes in Formal Languages?


This paper surveys languages used to enrich contextual information with semantic descriptions. Such descriptions can be e.g. applied to enable reasoning when collecting vast amounts of row data in domains like smart environments. In particular, we focus the elements of the languages that make up their semantic. To do so, we compare the expressiveness of the well-known languages OWL, PDDL and MOF with a theory from linguistic called the Natural Semantic Metalanguage.

author = {Johannes F"ahndrich AND Sebastian Ahrndt AND Sahin Albayrak},
title = {Are there Semantic Primes in Formal Languages?},
booktitle = {Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 11th International Conference},
year = {2014},
pages = {397--405},
location = {Salamanca, Spain},
publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
series = {Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing},
editor = {Sigeru Omatu AND Hugues Bersini AND Juan M. Corchado AND Sara Rodriguez AND Pawel Pawlewski AND Edgardo Bucciarelli},
volume = {290},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-07593-8_46}
Johannes Fähndrich, Sebastian Ahrndt, Sahin Albayrak
Conference Paper
11th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (DCAI 2014)