bOWL: A Pluggable OWL Browser (Short Paper)

Authors Alberto Simões , Ricardo Queirós

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Alberto Simões
  • 2Ai, School of Technology, IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal
Ricardo Queirós
  • CRACS - INESC, LA, Porto, Portugal
  • uniMAD - ESMAD, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal

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Alberto Simões and Ricardo Queirós. bOWL: A Pluggable OWL Browser (Short Paper). In 9th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2020). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 83, pp. 18:1-18:7, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2020)


The Web Ontology Language (OWL) is a World Wide Web Consortium standard, based on the Resource Description Format standard. It is used to define ontologies. While large ontologies are useful for different applications, some tools require partial ontologies, based mostly on a hierarchical relationship of classes. In this article we present bOWL, a basic OWL browser, with the main goal of being pluggable into others, more significant, web applications. The tool was tested through its integration on LeXmart, a dictionary editing tool.

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  • Information systems → Web Ontology Language (OWL)
  • OWL
  • Web Plugin
  • OWL Browser
  • Ontology


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