# NExpTime-complete Description Logics with Concrete Domains

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# NExpTime-complete Description Logics with Concrete Domains

##### Carsten LutzCarsten Lutz

Carsten Lutz

Technical Report,

**NExpTime-complete Description Logics with Concrete Domains**Technical Report,

*LuFG Theoretical Computer Science, RWTH Aachen*, volume LTCS-00-01, 2000.*LTCS-Report***Kurzfassung****Abstract**

Description Logics (DLs) are well-suited for the representation of abstract conceptual knowledge. Concrete knowledge such as knowledge about numbers, time intervals, and spatial regions can be incorporated into DLs by using so-called concrete domains. The basic Description Logics providing concrete domains is ALC(D) which was introduced by Baader and Hanschke. Reasoning with ALC(D) concepts is known to be PSpace-complete if reasoning with the concrete domain D is in PSpace. In this paper, we consider the following three extensions of ALC(D) and examine the computational complexity of the resulting formalism:- acyclic TBoxes
- inverse roles, and
- a role-forming predicate constructor.

*not increase the complexity of reasoning. As a corresponding upper bound, we show that reasoning with ALC(D) and all of the above extensions (together) is in NExpTime if reasoning with the concrete domain D is in NP. For proving the lower bound, we introduce a NExpTime-complete variant of the Post Correspondence Problem and reduce it to the three logics under consideration. The upper bound is proved by giving a tableau algorithm.***Bemerkung:****Note:**See http://www-lti.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Forschung/Reports.html.**Forschungsgruppe:****Research Group:**AutomatentheorieAutomata Theory

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@techreport{ Lutz-LTCS-00-01,
address = {Germany},
author = {C. {Lutz}},
institution = {LuFG Theoretical Computer Science, RWTH Aachen},
note = {See http://www-lti.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Forschung/Reports.html.},
number = {LTCS-00-01},
title = {NExpTime-complete Description Logics with Concrete Domains},
type = {LTCS-Report},
year = {2000},
}
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