OWL Web Ontology Language Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

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W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the OWL Web Ontology Language (OWL) to Proposed Recommendation. Comments are invited through 19 January. OWL is used to publish and share sets of terms called ontologies, supporting advanced Web search, software agents and knowledge management. Read about the Semantic Web Activity. The OWL language is presented in six parts:

  • Overview - A simple introduction
  • Guide - Demonstrates OWL through an extended example. Provides a glossary
  • Reference - A compact, informal description of OWL modelling primitives
  • Semantics and Abstract Syntax - Normative definition of the OWL language
  • Test Cases - Test cases illustrating correct OWL usage, the formal meaning of constructs, and resolution of issues. Specifies conformance
  • Use Cases and Requirements - Usage scenarios, goals and requirements for a Web ontology language

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