Monday, December 31, 2012

Ontology Web Language (OWL)


What is OWL?
Firstly, OWL stands for Ontology Web Language (OWL).
OWL is a language for processing web information.
It is written in XML and has three sublanguages.

The three sublanguages are :

  • OWL Lite
  • OWL DL (includes OWL Lite)
  • OWL Full (includes OWL DL)

Built on top of RDF, it is designed to be interpreted by computers but not for being read by us humans.
Although OWL and RDF are quite similar, OWL can be said as a stronger language with greater machine interpretability than RDF.
OWL also comes with a larger vocabulary and stronger syntax than RDF.


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