Web ontologies

Type of document:
W3C Recommendation
Organization:
W3C
Year:
2012
Description:
Web Ontology Language (OWL) is an ontology language for the Semantic Web with formally defined meaning. It is designed to facilitate ontology development and sharing via the Web, with the ultimate goal of making Web content more accessible to machines. 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.
Workflow stage:
1.8, 1.13, 1.14, 2.10, 3
Business value:
Together with RDF and XML, OWL is one of the standards that will enable intelligent processing of information over the Web. Any organization that wants to make its data optimally usable and retrievable on the Web should investigate implementing an ontology using OWL to enhance its XML program.
Web site:
www.w3.org/TR/owl2-overview/

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