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New OWL page at University of Manchester

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 22:06:37 +0100
Message-Id: <938E98BD-2BF8-465C-9765-6FB2CB67F4C7@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>

Hi folks,

It is my pleasure to announce (the start of) a new, consolidated, web  
site at the University of Manchester for all things OWL and wonderful:
	http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/

We intend to host all sorts of yummy information and helpful  
services. At the moment, there are three new services you might enjoy:

1) An ontology repository:
	http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/repository/

We're still developing it, but you can already sort and search by  
such things as ontology size and expressivity.

2) An OWL Syntax Converter:
	http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/converter/

This is based on the OWL API and will convert to and from a wide wide  
range of OWL Syntaxes.

3) A web based OWL Browser:
	http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/browser/

Providing several different ways to navigate through an ontology.

These services are under development and we welcome feedback. Good  
feedback. Good, high quality feedback. Absent that, fulsome praise  
will do.

We try to make things nice and RESTful so it is easy to bookmark or  
otherwise get at stuff.

We expect to add in the relatively near future:
	A modularity service (hooked into the repository)
	Some explanation stuff
	A FaCT++ service
	And more! Your ideas welcome. Unless they aren't any good ;) If  
there's some software we have that you find a bit intimidating to  
download and install but would make a nice web based service, please  
let us know!

Cheers,
Bijan.

P.S. Thanks to Thomas Schneider for pulling this together. Matthew  
Horridge built the repository and the syntax converter. Nick Drummond  
built the browser. Uli was very wise and I nagged a lot. Ok, Uli  
nagged a lot too, but my nagging is so much more irritating that it  
got better results :)
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