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RE: Interpreting DAML+OIL

From: Hart, Lewis <lhart@grci.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 13:40:40 -0500
Message-ID: <4E4858A8C481D5119DA100B0D0796B82C601F5@thumper.va.grci.com>
To: Charlie Abela <abcharl@maltanet.net>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
I am not exactly sure what you want your interpreter to do. I assume that
you mean more that just direct, arbitrary manipulation of the DAML+OIL
constructs, which can be done from Java. 
There are several higher level tools build on top of the APIs, for example:
the DAML API supports an interface to the Java Expert System Shell (JESS,
http://herzberg.ca.sandia.gov/jess/ <http://herzberg.ca.sandia.gov/jess/>  )
which supports rule-based operations and the DAML Validator, which I believe
uses Jena, determines if an ontology satisfies the DAML semantics. 
Are these the type of things you are looking for? Could you elaborate on
what you are looking for?
- Lewis
Lewis L Hart 
GRC International           lhart@grci.com 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Charlie Abela [mailto:abcharl@maltanet.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 12:11 PM
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject: Interpreting DAML+OIL

Hi All


Hope there is still someone out there who can give a hand.


A simple but fundamental question:


A DAML+OIL ontology can be parsed using various APIs such as DAML API or
Jena, that would give the structure of the ontology. But an interpreter is a
must if one has to make sense out of the structures parsed. By just parsing
the DAML gets you only half way through the process; interpretation has to
be the next step. Correct?


There are I suppose ready made interpreters available.... Which ones are
most readily used and also easier to use?

What issues need to be considered if one wants to implement or extend an


Any ideas please?




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