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Dr. Claudia Schon

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+49 261 287-2773

I have been a research associate at WeST since October 2016. I am currently working in the DFG funded research project CoRg which aims at the construction of a cognitive computing system by modeling aspects of human reasoning like emotions and human interactions. I am also involved in the DFG funded research project EVOWIPE were we develop methods to intentionally forget parts of an ontology.

My research interests include artificial intelligence, in particular commonsense reasoning, the semantic web and logic (especially description logics).

Before joining the Institute for Web Science and Technologies, I was a member of the Artificial Intelligence working group at the University of Koblenz-Landau. In my dissertation, I developed methods for modifying the instance level of description logic knowledge bases and investigated precompilation techniques for description logic knowledge bases.

You can find more information on my homepage.

List of my publications at WeST see below. Further publications, e. g. at


Kügler, P., Schon, C., Schleich, B., Staab, S., & Wartzack, S. (2019). Cascading Forgetting in Product Development Challenges and Evaluation. In to appear (Ed.), 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design, 5 -- 8 August 2019, Delft, The Netherlands.
Furbach, U., Hölldobler, S., Ragni, M., Schon, C., & Stolzenburg, F. (2019). Cognitive Reasoning: A Personal View. Ki, 33(3).
Siebert, S., Stolzenburg, F., & Schon, C. (2019). Commonsense Reasoning using Theorem Proving and Machine Learning. In To appear in Proceedings of CD-MAKE Cross Domain Conference for Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction, Canterbury, UK. Springer.
Furbach, U., Krämer, T., & Schon, C. (2019). Names are not just Sound and Smoke: Word Embeddings for Axiom Selection. In to appear (Ed.), CADE 27, 27st International Conference on Automated Deduction, Natal, Brasil, August 25-30, 2019.
Schon, C., Siebert, S., & Stolzenburg, F. (2019). The CoRg Project -- Cognitive Reasoning. Ki, 33(3).
Timm, I. J., Staab, S., Siebers, M., Schon, C., Schmid, U., Sauerwald, K., et al. (2018). Intentional Forgetting in Artificial Intelligence Systems: Perspectives and Challenges. In KI 2018: Advances in Artificial Intelligence - 41st German Conference on AI, Berlin, Germany, September 24-28, 2018, Proceedings (p. 357--365). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-00111-7\_30
Schon, C., Staab, S., Kügler, P., Kestel, P., Schleich, B., & Wartzack, S. (2018). Metaproperty-guided Deletion from the Instance-Level of a Knowledge Base. In to appear in Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - 21st International Conference, EKAW 2018, Nancy, France, November 12-16.
Kügler, P., Kestel, P., Schon, C., Marian, M., Schleich, B., Staab, S., & Wartzack, S. (2018). Ontology-based approach for the use of Intentional Forgetting in product development. In D. Marjanovic, Storga, M., Pavkovic, N., Bojcetic, N., & Skec, S. (Eds.), DESIGN 2018 - 15th International Design Conference. doi:10.21278/idc.2018.0402
Kestel, P., Luft, T., Schon, C., Kügler, P., Bayer, T., Schleich, B., et al. (2017). Konzept zur zielgerichteten, ontologiebasierten Wiederverwendung von Produktmodellen. In Design for X. Beiträge zum 28. DfX-Symposium. Hamburg: TuTech Verlag.
Schon, C., & Staab, S. (2017). Towards SPARQL Instance-Level Update in the Presence of OWL-DL TBoxes. In S. Borgo, Kutz, O., Loebe, F., Neuhaus, F., Adrian, K., Antovic, M., et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops 2017 Episode 3: The Tyrolean Autumn of Ontology, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, September 21-23, 2017. (Vol. 2050). [Link]
Furbach, U., & Schon, C. (2016). Commonsense Reasoning meets Theorem Proving. In URANIA@AI*IA (Vol. 1802, p. 1--12).