OWL Working Group
The mission of this Working Group is to produce a W3C Recommendation that refines and extends OWL, the Web Ontology Language
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- The group will also use the Member-confidential administrative list, email@example.com (member-visible archive).
- Comments from the public to the Working Group are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org (public archive).
- The OWL Working group is part of the W3C Semantic Web activity
The OWL Web Ontology Language is designed for use by applications that need to process the content of information instead of just presenting information to humans. OWL facilitates greater machine interpretability of Web content than that supported by XML, RDF, and RDF Schema (RDF-S) by providing additional expressive power along with a formal semantics.
See Documentation Roadmap for more details
- See Timeline
- See Reviewing for details of the review schedule, documents and assignments
Group Membership and Joining
The group meets weekly and have 2-4 face-to-face meetings each year. Teleconferences are weekly at 1PM Boston time.
- List of participants (Member-only)
- list of participants (public)
- join (or quit) the group (see instructions for joining)
If you want to be involved without joining the Working Group, you are encouraged to review and comment on the Working Drafts as they become available. Feedback from people actually implementing the specifications is especially valuable.
Charter, Meeting Records, and History
- The OWL Working Group Charter shows what the W3C has asked this working group to do.
- Meeting minutes and agendas are recorded here.
- Group formed September 2007
- First Teleconference October 10, 2007
- First F2F Manchester, U.K., 6-7 December 2007
- Second F2F Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, 3-4 April 2008
- Third F2F Boston, MA, USA, 28-29 July 2008
- Fourth F2F Mandelieu, France, 23-24 October 2008
- Fifth F2F Cambridge, MA, USA, 23-24 February 2009
W3C Working Group Resources
- W3C Guidebook — the Art of Consensus Guide W3C member confidential
- W3C Editor's Home Page
- W3C Process Document (the W3C governing document)
- W3C Groups, Participants (dbwg) W3C member confidential