Since June 2016, I am a postdoctoral research associate at the School of Computer Science & Informatics in Cardiff University . I am working in the Data and Knowledge Engineering Group with Steven Schockaert.
Before joining Cardiff University, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the LSIS-CNRS Lab in Marseille, France, where I spent 9 months from September 2015 to May 2016 working with Odile Papini . In June 2015, I received my PhD degree from Artois University, France under the supervision of Salem Benferhat in the CRIL-CNRS Lab . Before that, I did my master studies in computer science at the national engineering school of Sfax in Tunisia where I obtained my diploma in 2012.
My research is aimed at finding robust and flexible methods for reasoning with ontologies, to overcome some of the limitations of logical deduction. Currently, I am working on the use of Bayesian inference and vector space embeddings for various forms of inductive reasoning. I am also interested in the development of methods for reasoning with existential rules and description logics under uncertainty and/or inconsistency, for belief merging/revision and for query answering.
FLEXILOG : Formal lexically informed logics for searching the web. Find out more
AniAge : High Dimensional Heterogeneous Data based Animation Techniques for Southeast Asian Intangible Cultural Heritage Digital Content. Find out more
ASPIQ : ASP technologIes for Querying large scale multisource heterogeneous web information. Find out more
3 - Salem Benferhat and Zied Bouraoui: Min-based possibilistic DL-Lite. Journal of Logic and Computation, 27(1) : 261-297, 2017. link
2 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Odile Papini, and Eric Würbel: Prioritized Assertional-Based Removed Sets Revision of DL-Lite Belief Bases. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 79(1-3) : 45-75, 2017. link
1 - Telli Abdelmoutia, Salem Benferhat , Zied Bouraoui , Karim Tabia and Mustapha Bourahla: Polynomial Algorithms for Computing a Single Preferred Assertional-Based Repair Künstliche Intelligenz, 31(1) : 15-30, 2017. link
17 - Shoaib Jameel, Zied Bouraoui and Steven Schockaert: MEmbER : Max-Margin Based Embeddings for Entity Retrieval. Proceedings of the 40th ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2017). (to appear) pdf
16 - Zied Bouraoui, Shoaib Jameel and Steven Schockaert: Inductive Reasoning about Ontologies Using Conceptual Spaces. Proceedings of the thirty-first AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2017). pdf
15 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Ma Thi Chau, Sylvain Lagrue and Julien Rossit: A Polynomial Algorithm For Merging Lightweight Ontologies In Possibility Theory Under Incommensurability Assumption. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017). pdf
14 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Madalina Croitoru, Odile Papini, Karim Tabia: Non-Objection Inference for Inconsistency-Tolerant Query Answering. Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016). pdf
13 - Jean-François Baget, Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Madalina Croitoru, Marie-Laure Mugnier, Odile Papini, Swan Rocher, Karim Tabia: A General Modifier-Based Framework for Inconsistency-Tolerant Query Answering. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2016) . pdf
12 - Jean-François Baget, Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Madalina Croitoru, Marie-Laure Mugnier, Odile Papini, Swan Rocher, Karim Tabia. Inconsistency-Tolerant Query Answering: Rationality Properties and Computational Complexity Analysis. Proceedings of Logics in Artificial Intelligence - 15th European Conference (JELIA 2016). pdf
11 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Huma Chaudhry, Karim Tabia, Mohd Shafry Bin Mohd Rahim Fc and Telli Abdelmoutia Characterizing Non-Defeated Repairs in Inconsistent Lightweight Ontologies. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-Based Systems (SITIS 2016). pdf.
10 - Jean-François Baget, Zied Bouraoui, Farid Nouioua, Odile Papini, Swan Rocher, Eric Würbel: \exists -ASP for Computing Repairs with Existential Ontologies. Proceedings of Scalable Uncertainty Management - 10th International Conference (SUM 2016). pdf
9 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Karim Tabia: How to select one preferred assertional-based repair from inconsistent and uncertain Description Logic knowledge bases?. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015). pdf
8 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Karim Tabia:
Non defeated-based repair in possibilistic DL-Lite knowledge bases.
Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 2015).
7 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Odile Papini, and Eric Würbel: A prioritized assertional-based revision for dl-lite knowledge bases. Proceedings of Logics in Artificial Intelligence - 14th European Conference (JELIA 2014). pdf
6 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, and Karim Tabia: On the revision of prioritized DL-Lite knowledge bases. Proceedings of Scalable Uncertainty Management - 8th International Conference (SUM 2014). pdf
5 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Sylvain Lagrue, and Julien Rossit: Min-based assertional merging approach for prioritized DL-Lite knowledge bases Proceedings of Scalable Uncertainty Management - 8th International Conference (SUM 2014). pdf
4 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Odile Papini, and Eric Würbel: Assertionalbased prioritized removed sets revision of dl-liter knowledge bases. Proceddings of the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014). pdf
3 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Odile Papini and Eric Würbel: Assertional-based removed set revision of DL-Lite belief bases. Proceddings of the International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM 2014). pdf
2 - Salem Benferhat and Zied Bouraoui: Possibilistic DL-Lite. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management (SUM 2013). pdf
1 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui and Zied Loukil: Min-based fusion of possibilistic DL-Lite knowledge bases. Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2013). pdf
1 - Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Sylvain Lagrue, Julien Rossit: Merging Incommensurable Possibilistic DL-Lite Assertional Bases. Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops 2015 Episode 1: The Argentine Winter of Ontology (JOWO@IJCAI 2015) . pdf
Salem Benferhat, Zied Bouraoui, Odile Papini and Eric Würbel: Révision par R-ensembles de bases de croyances en DL-Lite-R. Congrès Francophone de Reconnaissance des Formes et d’intelligence Artificielle (RFIA 2014) . pdf
Zied Bouraoui, Salem Benferhat, Karim Tabia. Révision des bases de connaissances DL-Lite possibiliste. 23ème rencontres francophones sur la Logique Floue et ses Applications (LFA 2014) . link