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WOWG: Need to know about your implementations -- ASAP

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 08:10:59 -0400
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To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

  For my WWW talk, and also in preparing the CR/PR materials, I need 
to generate as complete a list of OWL tools and implementations as I 
  Please send me (you're welcome to cc the list) the name and a brief 
description of any tools or systems you have built that either 
process or use OWL.  This includes both specific tools (like Sean and 
Rafael's validator) and end-to-end OWL demos (like the owl.mindswap 
  The key criteria is that the tools must use OWL (not DAML, OIL, SHOE 
or other "similar to OWL") and I need to eventually understand how 
they use OWL features above and beyond standard RDF.
  I'm also interested in "real world" OWL ontologies - preferably 
large ones that really use OWL (as opposed to just RDFS with 

  Here's my notes so far -- I am sure they are quite incomplete -- 
please help me add more

  Again - OWL is the key

Implementation notes:

  Cerebra   - OWL Lite/DL
  Cwm       - OWL Full  (how much covered)
  Euler     - OWL Full  (runs most tests)
  FaCT      - (how much of OWL v. OIL does Fact currently handle?)
  Otter     - (should this be grouped w/cwm)
  Racer     - OWL LITE/DL (how much covered) - can be hooked to OWL, 
has it been?

  Bijan's Owl Lite (needs new name)  -- OWL Lite

  Jan's SWI-prolog Owl library - (way cool, need details on status)

Validator/parser tools:
  BBN OWL Validator
  Manchester Validator  (OWL consistency checker)
  Jena?  (any OWL yet?)
  Redland (OWL library - how extensive?)
  RIC Instance Creator (reads OWL,
			enforces cardinality and some other restrictions)

Ontology "editors"
  OILed   - how much OWL does it produce
  Protege - OWL library in the works
  SMORE -   extend other ontologies during markup

  http://owl.mindswap.org  -- end to end portal,
	OWL Full used for several properties (incl. inversefunctional)
  ISX portal   (need details, does it use OWL or DAML)
  AKT portal   (has this started using OWL yet?)
  Guus' art/architecture (how much Owl? where located?)

  209 DAML ontologies can be converted by OwlConverter, mostly into OWL Full
  National Cancer Institute Ontology -- ~17,000 class Owl Lite Ontology
	(uses allValues from and somevaluesfrom -
	not many restrictions -- autodumped from XML )

Professor James Hendler				  hendler@cs.umd.edu
Director, Semantic Web and Agent Technologies	  301-405-2696
Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab.	  301-405-6707 (Fax)
Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742	  240-731-3822 (Cell)
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