I am pleased to announce the release of tawny-owl, Version 0.12.
This package allows users to construct OWL ontologies in a fully programmatic
environment, namely Clojure. This means the user can take advantage of
programmatic language to automate and abstract the ontology over the
development process; also, rather than requiring the creation of ontology
specific development environments, a normal programming IDE can be used;
finally, a human readable text format means that we can integrate with the
standard tooling for versioning and distributed development.
OWL is a W3C standard ontology representation language; an ontology is a fully
computable set of statements, describing the things and their relationships.
These statements can be reasoned over, inferences made and contradictions
detected automatically using an off-the-shelf reasoner.
0.12 is planned to be the final, feature complete release before the 1.0
release. New features will not be added before 1.0. Key new features in 0.12
- Complete support for OWL 2, include data types
- OWL documentation can be queries as normal clojure metadata
- New namespaces, query and fixture
- Completion of rendering functionality
- Regularisation of interfaces: where relevant functions now take an ontology
as the first argument.
- Updated to Hermit 22.214.171.124, OWL API 3.4.5
Tawny is available at https://github.com/phillord/tawny-owl, or as a maven
artifact from http://clojars.org. The development of tawny-owl is documented
in my journal at