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OWL (Web ontology language)


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    • Ontology Web language
    • Web ontology language
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    • found: Work cat.: Uschold, M. Demystifying OWL for the enterprise, 2018:abstr. (Web Ontology Language (OWL) p. 3 (Web Ontology Language (OWL), developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is a language for representing ontologies that is based on formal logic, a discipline that evolved from philosophy and mathematics. It is the only standard for representing ontologies that is widely used both in academia and industry)
    • found: W3C WWW site, July 12, 2018:OWL (Web Ontology Language (OWL); a Semantic Web language designed to represent rich and complex knowledge about things, groups of things, and relations between things. OWL is a computational logic-based language such that knowledge expressed in OWL can be exploited by computer programs, e.g., to verify the consistency of that knowledge or to make implicit knowledge explicit. OWL documents, known as ontologies, can be published in the World Wide Web and may refer to or be referred from other OWL ontologies. OWL is part of the W3C's Semantic Web technology stack, which includes RDF, RDFS, SPARQL, etc.)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 12, 2018:Web Ontology Language (Web Ontology Language (OWL) is a family of knowledge representation languages for authoring ontologies. The OWL languages are characterized by formal semantics. They are built upon the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) XML standard for objects called the Resource Description Framework (RDF) Base standards: Resource Description Framework, RDFS; Domain: Semantic Web)
    • found: Cambridge Semantics WWW site, July 12, 2018:Learn OWL and RDFS (OWL (or Web Ontology Language) is the ontology (think "schema") language of the Semantic Web; it is a modeling language)
    • found: Webopedia, July 12, 2018:OWL - Ontology Web Language (The Ontology Web Language (OWL) is a set of markup languages which are designed for use by applications that need to process the content of information instead of just presenting information to humans. The OWL ontology describe the hierarchical organization of ideas in a domain, in a way that can be parsed and understood by software. OWL has more facilities for expressing meaning and semantics than XML, RDF, and RDF-S, and thus OWL goes beyond these languages in its ability to represent machine interpretable content on the Web)
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    • 2018-07-12: new
    • 2018-10-04: revised
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