Igniting the OWL 1.1 touch paper: The OWL API

Matthew Horridge, Sean Bechhofer, Olaf Noppens

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    This paper describes the design and implementation of an OWL 1.1 API, herein referred to as the OWL API. The API is designed to facilitate the manipulation of OWL 1.1 ontologies at a high level of abstraction for use by editors, reasoners and other tools. The API is based on the OWL 1.1 specification and influenced by the experience of designing and using the WonderWeb API and OWL-based applications. An overview of the basis for the design of the API is discussed along with major API functionality. The API is available from Source Forge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/owlapi.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCEUR Workshop Proceedings|CEUR Workshop Proc.
    PublisherRWTH Aachen University
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventWorkshop on OWL: Experiences and Directions, OWLED 2007 - Innsbruck
    Duration: 1 Jul 2007 → …

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    NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings


    ConferenceWorkshop on OWL: Experiences and Directions, OWLED 2007
    Period1/07/07 → …
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