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The Semantic Web takes wing: Programming ontologies with Tawny-OWL

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Phillip Lord


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The Tawny-OWL library provides a fully-programmatic environment for ontology building; it enables the use of a rich set of tools for ontology development by recasting development as a form of programming. It is built in Clojure - a modern Lisp dialect, and is backed by the OWL API. Used simply, it has a similar syntax to OWL Manchester syntax, but it provides arbitrary extensibility and abstraction. It builds on existing facilities for Clojure, which provides a rich and modern programming tool chain, for versioning, distributed development, build, testing and continuous integration. In this paper, we describe the library, this environment and the its potential implications for the ontology development process.

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Author(s): Lord P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: CEUR Workshop Proceedings

Year of Conference: 2013

Pages: -

Online publication date: 22/05/2013

Publisher: CEUR-WS