Representing Fuzzy Ontologies in OWL 2

In Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE-10).

The need to deal with vague information in Semantic Web languages is rising in importance and, thus, calls for a standard way to represent such information. We may address this issue by either extending current Semantic Web languages to cope with vagueness, or by providing a procedure to represent such information within current Semantic Web languages. In this work, we follow the latter approach, by identifying the syntactic differences that a fuzzy ontology language has to cope with, and by proposing a concrete methodology to represent fuzzy ontologies using OWL 2 annotation properties.