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ANNOUNCEMENT: SWOOP Web Ontology Editor v2.2 Release

From: Aditya Kalyanpur <swap_adityak@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 11:59:31 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20050313195931.61593.qmail@web52708.mail.yahoo.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

SWOOP v2.2 (Web Ontology) Editor
MINDSWAP Research Group, University of Maryland
Release Date: Mar 12, 2005

SWOOP [1] is an OWL Ontology browser/editor that takes
the standard Web browser as the basic UI paradigm.
Swoop includes many of the familiar features of a Web
browser such as an address bar and history buttons, 
bookmarks, hypertextual navigation etc. and applies
them to the problem of browsing and editing Web based
ontologies. Features include:

* It is simple to load ontologies from the web and to
navigate within and between them.
* Multiple ontologies may be loaded at the same time.
* Ontologies, classes, properties, and individuals are
rendered in a high level, accessible manner.
* One can "view the source" of ontologies and their
entities in a number of common syntaxes (e.g. RDF/XML,
the OWL Abstract Syntax, Turtle).
* OWL reasoners can be integrated for subsumption,
consistency checking etc. -- default reasoners include
a RDFS-like simple reasoner and Pellet, a Description
Logic Tableaux Reasoner.
* Ontology change management with extensive rollback
and undo mechanisms
* Share Annotations on Ontologies using the Annotea
Protocol [2]. Also attach and distribute Ontology
Change sets with Annotations
* Search across multiple ontologies and 'find all
references' of an OWL named entity
* Compare entities using a Resource Holder
* Export Ontologies directly to a remote WebDav store

This version contains some advanced, experimental
features such as:

* Debug Ontologies using Pellet (explanations for
unsatisfiable classes & inconsistent ontologies)
* Run "sound and complete" conjunctive ABox queries
(written in RDQL) on an ontology using Pellet
* Partition Ontologies automatically by transforming
them into an E-connection [3]

SWOOP is written in Java (1.4) and is based on the
WonderWeb OWL-API [4]. It has a plugin-based
architecture for renderers and reasoners. A sample
plugin -- "Natural-Language" entity renderer is to be
released shortly (see /plugins on the SWOOP website).

You can download the latest version of SWOOP directly
or try out the online (Java Webstart) demo at:

For a list of up-to-date bugs, feature requests etc
check out: http://www.mindswap.org/issues/

Also, feel free to join the SWOOP Mailing Lists:
(Users) and

Hope you enjoy using SWOOP!

[1] http://www.mindswap.org/2004/SWOOP/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2002/12/AnnoteaProtocol-20021219
[3] http://www.mindswap.org/2004/multipleOnt/
[4] http://wonderweb.semanticweb.org/owl/

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