Name of the tool: BaseVISor
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Programming language(s) that can be used with the tool: Java
Relevant semantic web technologies: RDF, OWL
Categories: Reasoner, Programming Environment, Rule Reasoner, OWL Reasoner
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Company or institution: VIStology, Inc.

(Tool description last modified on 2011-03-15.)


BaseVISor 2.0 is VIStology's versatile forward-chaining inference engine specialized to handle facts in the form of RDF triples with support for OWL 2 RL and XML Schema Datatypes. BaseVISor is a Java application and API and requires the Java 1.5 Run Time Environment.

BaseVISor 2.0 features a highly efficient forward-chaining inference engine, optimized for ontological and rule-based reasoning. Rules and facts are compiled into a Rete network and processed with respect to specified ontologies in order to generate all new inferable facts. BaseVISor 2.0 can be embedded into existing applications and extended to meet application-specific requirements. In comparison with other leading inference engines, BaseVISor 2.0 has been demonstrated to be considerably faster in inference time and query time on standard benchmarking datasets.

Last modified on 15 March 2011, at 14:52