Incremental reasoning is the ability to update a knowledge database automatically when new information is added or existing information is changed without requiring a system restart.
Only the data affected by the applied rules is considered when incorporating changes, drastically reducing the workload—making the process orders of magnitude faster.
Reasoning helps businesses keep their data consistent and minimise downtime. It bridges the gap between analysing and accessing the database, meaning deeper insights can be gathered.
Reasoning can be performed by a semantic reasoning engine, such as RDFox, where rules can be applied to datasets and intelligent inferences can be made.