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Name of the tool: SPARQL-DL
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Relevant semantic web technologies: OWL, SPARQL
Categories: Reasoner, OWL Reasoner
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Company or institution: Derivo Semantic Systems

(Tool description last modified on 2011-03-21.)


The [SPARQL-DL] query engine is settled on top of the OWL API. The library is fully aligned with the OWL 2 standard and adds a SPARQL-DL interface to every OWL API 3 reasoner. The SPARQL-DL query language is a distinct subset of SPARQL. The subset is tailored to ontology specific questions which typically come into focus when dealing with OWL. SPARQL-DL is a quite expressive language which particularly allows to mix TBox, RBox, and ABox queries.