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ANN: Pellet 2.0 - Release Candidate 1

From: Evren Sirin <evren@clarkparsia.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:12:40 -0400
Message-ID: <cbf390380810271112o3e0939a4g6779b2593ea27fcb@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-owl-dev@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, jena-dev@yahoogroups.com, protege-owl@smi.stanford.edu, p4-feedback@lists.stanford.edu, owlapi-developer@lists.sourceforge.net

[Apologies for cross posting]

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce the first release candidate for Pellet 2.0,
which you can download from


This release candidate comes with many performance improvements
and features added after the last public release. The command-line
interface has been revised completely and enhanced with many new

Licensing terms for Pellet have also changed. Pellet is now available
under dual licensing whereby use of Pellet in projects that are
licensed so as to be compatible with AGPL Version 3 may use Pellet
under the terms of that license. However, if AGPL Version 3.0 terms
are incompatible with your use of Pellet, alternative license terms
are available from Clark & Parsia LLC. See [1] for more details about

A complete list of changes since the last version is described in the
change log [2] that comes with the Pellet distribution. The major
changes in this release are:

 * MODIFIED: Licensing conditions changed
 * ADDED: OWL2 support
 * ADDED: Optimized OWL2-EL classifier
 * ADDED: Ontology module extractor
 * ADDED: Incremental classifier
 * ADDED: SPARQL-DL support
 * ENHANCED: SWRL support
 * ENHANCED: Explanation generation
 * ADDED: Pellint integration
 * ENHANCED: Fine-grained inference extraction
 * ENHANCED: Command line interface (CLI)
 * ADDED: Compute transitivity hierarchy
 * ENHANCED: Reasoning performance
 * ENHANCED: Memory usage
 * ADDED: Annotation support
 * ENHANCED: Interrupting reasoning process with user-defined timeouts
 * REMOVED: Species validator

In addition to these major changes various bugs have been fixed. You
can find a detailed list of bugs fixed in [3].

Please feel free to send your questions and feedback to Pellet users
mailing list [4].

The Pellet Team at Clark & Parsia LLC

[1] http://clarkparsia.com/pellet/dual-license
[2] http://svn.versiondude.net/clark-parsia/pellet-devel/tags/release-2.0.0-rc1/CHANGES.txt
[3] http://cvsdude.com/trac/clark-parsia/pellet-devel/report/11
[4] http://lists.owldl.com/mailman/listinfo/pellet-users
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