Taking flight with OWL2

Michel Dumontier*

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The release of OWL2, the latest incarnation of the Web Ontology Language, in the fall of 2009 delivered a new set of features drawn from user communities, researchers, and developers. These features build on and extend the original version in a way that is not only more expressive, but also addresses the burden of implementing the full language through tractable subsets for more efficient reasoning. Increased understanding and a focus on scalability has also moved OWL from toy applications towards large scale knowledge bases for data verification, question answering and knowledge discovery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-70
JournalSemantic web
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Semantic Web
  • OWL
  • RDF
  • triples
  • ontology
  • application

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