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Base Terminology

  • OWL 2 - the entire language
  • OWL 2 ontology - any OWL 2 ontology
  • OWL 2 DL ontology - OWL 2 ontology meeting all conditions in SS&FS S3
  • OWL 2 EL/QL/RL ontology - as in Profiles
  • Direct semantics
  • RDF-based semantics

Formal Extended Terminology

  • OWL 2 Full/DL/EL/QL/RL ontology document - as in Conformance
  • OWL 2 Full/DL/EL/QL/RL entailment checker - as in Conformance

Informal Extended Terminology

  • OWL 2 Full - any RDF graph under the RDF-based semantics
  • OWL 2 DL - an OWL 2 DL ontology under the Direct semantics
  • OWL 2 EL/QL/RL - the language of OWL 2 EL/QL/RL ontologies (syntactic subsets)
  • OWL 1 - the original specification for OWL

Deprecated Terminology

  • OWL - use OWL 1
  • OWL ... - use OWL 1 ...