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Final OWLlink 1.0 Specification Released

From: Marko Luther <luther@docomolab-euro.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 16:45:05 +0100
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To: public-owl-dev@w3.org
Today the OWLlink Working Group announces the publication of the final  
OWLlink protocol specification <http://www.owlink.org>. The OWLlink  
interface provides an implementation-neutral mechanism for  
communication between OWL 2 components. It is a refinement of the  
outdated DIG protocol, fully aligned with the just released Web  
Ontology Language OWL 2. A key feature of OWLlink is its extensibility  
w.r.t the language and its flexibility in supporting multiple transfer  
protocols.

The OWLlink core specification consists of the following 3 parts:

o Structural Specification <http://www.owllink.org/owllink/>
o HTTP/XML Binding <http://www.owllink.org/owllink-httpxml>
o HTTP/Functional Binding <http://www.owllink.org/owllink- 
httpfunctional>


OWLlink has already been implemented in a set of tools:

o The RacerPro Reasoner v2.0 <http://www.racer-systems.com/>
o The Prolog OWL 2 API Thea <http://wiki.github.com/vangelisv/thea>
o An OWLAPI connector <http://owllink-owlapi.sourceforge.net/> that  
allows:
  - OWLAPI clients to access OWLlink aware reasoners and
  - OWLAPI reasoners to be accessed via OWLlink

Best Regards,
The OWLlink Working Group


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