OWL 2 Web Ontology Language — Manchester Syntax

Matthew Horridge, Peter F. Patel-Schneider

Matthew Horridge, Peter F. Patel-Schneider, OWL 2 Web Ontology Language — Manchester Syntax, World Wide Web Consortium, Note NOTE-owl2-manchester-syntax-20091027, October 2009.

The OWL 2 Web Ontology Language, informally OWL 2, is an ontology language for the Semantic Web with formally defined meaning. OWL 2 ontologies provide classes, properties, individuals, and data values and are stored as Semantic Web documents. OWL 2 ontologies can be used along with information written in RDF, and OWL 2 ontologies themselves are primarily exchanged as RDF documents. The OWL 2 Document Overview describes the overall state of OWL 2, and should be read before other OWL 2 documents. The Manchester syntax is a user-friendly compact syntax for OWL 2 ontologies; it is frame-based, as opposed to the axiom-based other syntaxes for OWL 2. The Manchester Syntax is used in the OWL 2 Primer, and this document provides the language used there. It is expected that tools will extend the Manchester Syntax for their own purposes, and tool builders may collaboratively extend the common language.


Keywords: OWL (Web Ontology Language);

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