Modeling OWL with Rules: The ROWL Protege Plugin

TitleModeling OWL with Rules: The ROWL Protege Plugin
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSarker, MK, Carral, D, Krisnadhi, A, Hitzler, P
Publisher15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2016
Conference LocationKobe, Japan

Abstract. In our experience, some ontology users find it much easier to convey logical statements using rules rather than OWL (or description logic) axioms. Based on recent theoretical developments on transformations between rules and description logics, we develop ROWL, a ProtegĀ“ e plugin that allows users to enter OWL axioms by way of rules; the plugin then automatically converts these rules into OWL DL axioms if possible, and prompts the user in case such a conversion is not possible without weakening the semantics of the rule.