KAON2 OWL Tools V0.23

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A few days ago I packaged the new release of the KAON2 OWL tools. And they moved from their old URL (which was pretty obscure: http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/dvr/owltools ) to their new home on OntoWare: owltools.ontoware.org. Much nicer.

The OWL tools are a growing number of little tools that help people working with OWL. Besides the already existing tools, like count, filter or merge, partly enhanced, some new entered the scene: populate, that just populates an ontology randomly with instances (which may be used for testing later on) and screech, that creates a split program out of an ontology (you can find more information on OWL Screech' own website).

A very special little thing is the first beta implementation of shell. This will become a nice OWL shell that will allow to explore and edit OWL files. No, this is not meant as a competitor to full-fledged integrated ontology development environments like OntoStudio, Protégé or SWOOP, it's rather an alternative approach. And it's just started. I hope to have autocompletion implemented pretty soon, and some more commands. If anyone wants to join, give me a mail.

Originally published on Semantic Nodix

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