OWL 2 Web Ontology Language — New Features and Rationale

Christine Golbreich, Evan K. Wallace

Christine Golbreich, Evan K. Wallace, OWL 2 Web Ontology Language — New Features and Rationale, World Wide Web Consortium, Recommendation REC-owl2-new-features-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. This document is a simple introduction to the new features of the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language, including an explanation of the differences between the initial version of OWL and OWL 2. The document also presents the requirements that have motivated the design of the main new features, and their rationale from a theoretical and implementation perspective.


Keywords: OWL (Web Ontology Language)0.9;


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