Title: Expressing formal rules within ontology-based models using SWRL: an application to the nuclear industry

Authors: Virginie Fortineau; Xenia Fiorentini; Thomas Paviot; Ludovic Louis-Sidney; Samir Lamouri

Addresses: Arts et Métiers Paristech, 151 bd de l'hôpital, 75013 Paris, France ' ENGISIS, via Boncompagni 79, 00187 Roma RM, Italy ' Arts et Métiers Paristech, 151 bd de l'hôpital, 75013 Paris, France ' Electricité de France (EDF), EDF-DIN, 76 avenue Pierre Brossolette, 92120 Montrouge ' Arts et Métiers Paristech, 151 bd de l'hôpital, 75013 Paris, France

Abstract: Ontology-based models propose a new modelling paradigm for the industry. In this study, we explore the maturity of ontology-based models for industrial applications from a special point of view: the execution of business rules. Indeed, expressing and implementing rules nowadays is a crucial issue. We therefore propose an overview of the use of OWL-DL/SWRL approaches in the industry, as well as a critical overview of the execution of SWRL rules on an industrial use case in the nuclear industry.

Keywords: formal rules; ontology; Web Ontology Language; OWL; Semantic Web Rule Language; SWRL; SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language; nuclear industry; product lifecycle management; PLM; nuclear energy; nuclear power; modelling; business rules.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2014.065458

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2014 Vol.7 No.1, pp.75 - 93

Available online: 26 Oct 2014 *

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