Developing a Web-Based Application using OWL and SWRL

Martin J O'Connor, Ravi Shankar, Csongor Nyulas, Samson Tu, Amar Das

Data integration is central in Web application development because these applications typically deal with a variety of information formats. Ontology-driven applications face the additional challenge of integrating these multiple formats with the information stored in ontologies. A number of mappings are required to reconcile the variety of formats to produce a coherent overall system. To address these mappings we have developed a number of open source tools that support transformations between some of the common formats encountered when developing an ontology-driven Web application. The Semantic Web Rule Language (SWRL) is a central building block in these tools. We describe these tools and illustrate their use in the development of a prototype Web-based application.

Subjects: 11.2 Ontologies; 1.10 Information Retrieval

Submitted: Jan 25, 2008


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