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Re: Tools to produce HTML documentation of RDFS / OWL ontologies

From: Silvio Peroni <essepuntato@cs.unibo.it>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:31:48 +0100
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <F37E5815-9185-4A33-B2D3-205C6AB7B5A3@cs.unibo.it>
To: Tim rdf <timrdf@gmail.com>
Hi Tim,

> We'd like to produce something like these examples of "good" HTML
> documentation, such as:
> http://open-biomed.sourceforge.net/opmv/ns.html
> http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/
> http://rdfs.org/sioc/spec/
> Are there tools around that produce HTML documentation of RDFS or OWL
> ontologies.

You may have a look at the Live OWL Documentation Environment (LODE) [1]. LODE is a service that automatically extracts classes, object properties, data properties, named individuals, annotation properties, meta-modelling (punning), general axioms, SWRL rules and namespace declarations from an OWL and OWL2 ontology, and renders them as ordered lists, together with their textual definitions, in a human-readable HTML page designed for browsing and navigation by means of embedded links.

Moreover the HTML page created by LODE takes into account both ontological axioms and annotations. The CSSs used for the resulting HTML page are based on the W3C CSSs for Recommendation documents. For instance, look at [2] to view the HTML representation of the current version of the Provenance Ontology or any of the SPAR Ontologies [3] for further examples.

I hope it might help and, please, don't hesitate to ask me further information.

Have a nice day :-)


[1] - http://www.essepuntato.it/lode
[2] - http://www.essepuntato.it/lode/owlapi/http://www.w3.org/TR/prov-o/ProvenanceOntology.owl
[3] - http://purl.org/spar

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