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Action-97 Proposal for User-facing documentation: OWL Cookbook

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 00:52:11 -0400
Message-Id: <E2B6349E-9451-47BE-BD63-08A71B29C98A@gmail.com>
To: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>

I work with a lot of different small ontology efforts in biomedicine.  
One of the comments I often get is that the documentation tells you  
about OWL, but not about how to get stuff done with OWL, and that  
there should be a cookbook of useful recipes for using OWL. For our  
purposes, I see this as a series of vignettes showing how to write  
OWL that does useful inference. Each would present a short summary of  
the problem that is to be addressed, a small ontology that  
accomplishes the task, as well as a bit saying how you know it worked  
(e.g. SPARQL query against Pellet-backed Jena model). The vignettes  
could come from various domains, and I would expect that they could  
be drawn from experience of the WG participants own work. I have a  
number that I have collected at http://svn.mumble.net:8080/svn/lsw/ 
trunk/owl/tests/ some of which I would be willing to write up as part  
of this document (I would, of course, present them in a more standard  

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