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Ontologies will play a pivotal rôle in the " Semantic Web " , where they will provide a source of precisely defined terms that can be communicated across people and applications. OilEd, is an ontology editor that has an easy to use frame interface, yet at the same time allows users to exploit the full power of an expressive web ontology language (OIL).(More)
Although the OWL Web Ontology Language adds considerable expressive power to the Semantic Web it does have expressive limitations, particularly with respect to what can be said about properties. We present SWRL (the Semantic Web Rules Language), a Horn clause rules extension to OWL that overcomes many of these limitations. SWRL extends OWL in a(More)
This paper discusses issues that surround the provision of application support using OWL ontologies. It presents the OWL API, a high-level programmatic interface for accessing and manipulating OWL ontologies. We discuss the underlying design issues and illustrate possible solutions to technical issues occurring in systems that intend to support the OWL(More)
The GALEN representation and integration language (GRAIL) has been developed to support effective clinical user interfaces and extensible re-usable models of medical terminology. It has been used successfully to develop the prototype GALEN common reference (CORE) model for medical terminology and for a series of projects in clinical user interfaces within(More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of an OWL 1.1 API, herein referred to as the OWL API. The API is designed to facilitate the manipulation of OWL 1.1 ontologies at a high level of abstraction for use by editors, reasoners and other tools. The API is based on the OWL 1.1 specification and influenced by the experience of designing and using(More)
UNLABELLED TAMBIS (Transparent Access to Multiple Bioinformatics Information Sources) is an application that allows biologists to ask rich and complex questions over a range of bioinformatics resources. It is based on a model of the knowledge of the concepts and their relationships in molecular biology and bioinformatics. AVAILABILITY TAMBIS is available(More)