From www.w3.org:

Web Ontology Language (OWL) Is a W3C Candidate Recommendation 19 
August 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the OWL 
Web Ontology Language to Candidate Recommendation. OWL is used to 
publish and share sets of terms called ontologies, providing advanced 
Web search, software agents and knowledge management. Comments are 
welcome. Read the press release and FAQ and more about the Semantic 
Web Activity. The OWL Web Ontology Language in six parts:     * 
Overview     * Guide     * Reference     * Semantics and Abstract 
Syntax     * Test Cases     * Use Cases and Requirements

Woohoo!  We made it!

MANY hours, including many late at night, have been spent by a number 
of people who deserve our thanks - esp. Dan C, Sandro Hawke, from our 
group, Eric Miller and Janet Daly and W3C Semantic Web team and Danny 
Weitzner the Domain lead for our activity.

our editors all did a lot of work to get these documents ready - 
great job all of you!

and of course Guus did a lot of the work while I was on vacation, so 
he gets hero status on this as well.



Below are some useful links that are now public:

W3C statement
Press Release:
Accompanying FAQ:

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Received on Saturday, 23 August 2003 00:42:12 UTC