OWL Working Group
The Working Group produced OWL 2, a W3C Recommendation that refines and extends OWL, the Web Ontology Language
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.
The Working Group is now dormant
The Working group will remain dormant (i.e., inactive but not closed) pending XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) 1.1 Part 2: Datatypes becoming a W3C Recommendation. The Working Group will then update those deliverables that depend on the XSD specification (Structural Specification and Functional-Style Syntax, Conformance and rdf:PlainLiteral), at which point it will finally be closed.
- All Working Group participants are automatically subscribed to the group's main discussion list firstname.lastname@example.org (public archive). Non-participants may not subscribe to or post to the list, but they may read the archives on the web archive (including using the RSS feed of the archives).
- 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
See Documentation Roadmap for more details
- Document Overview
- Structural Specification and Functional-Style Syntax
- Mapping to RDF Graphs
- Direct Semantics
- RDF-Based Semantics
- New Features and Rationale
- Quick Reference Guide
- XML Serialization
- rdf:PlainLiteral: A Datatype for RDF Plain Literals
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.
- Other records, including editors' drafts, issue list, and comments/responses
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