OWL Web Ontology Language - Reference

Deborah L McGuinness, Frank van Harmelen

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The {W}eb {O}ntology {L}anguage {OWL} is a semantic markup language for publishing and sharing ontologies on the {W}orld {W}ide {W}eb. {OWL} is developed as a vocabulary extension of {RDF} (the {R}esource {D}escription {F}ramework) and is derived from the {DAML}+{OIL} {W}eb {O}ntology {L}anguage. {T}his document contains a structured informal description of the full set of {OWL} language constructs and is meant to serve as a reference for {OWL} users who want to construct {OWL} ontologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-53, [Accessed: 02 February 2016]
JournalW3C Recommendation [Online], Available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-owl
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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