Announcement: OilEd Ontology Editor
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 16:59:04 +0000 (GMT) From: Ian Horrocks <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Announcement: OilEd Ontology Editor
OilEd is a simple ontology editor developed by Sean Bechhofer at the University of Manchester. OilEd allows the user to:
use the FaCT reasoner to check the consistency of ontologies and add implicit subClassOf relations;
export ontologies in a number of formats including both OIL-RDF and DAML-RDF.
For further details and information about OIL, consult the OIL Home Page:
The intention behind OilEd is to provide a simple, freeware editor that demonstrates the use of, and stimulates interest in, OIL. OilEd is not intended as a full ontology development environment - it will not actively support the development of large-scale ontologies, the migration and integration of ontologies, versioning, argumentation and many other activities that are involved in ontology construction. Rather, it is the "NotePad" of ontology editors, offering just enough functionality to allow users to build ontologies and to demonstrate how the FaCT reasoner can be used to check and enrich ontologies.
OilEd is available as freeware, but we ask that you provide us with some details before downloading. This will allow us to keep track of who is using it and why. OilEd will not be fully supported or maintained although we will try and fix major problems or bugs.
You can download the installer for OilEd from:
To get the full benefit from OilEd, you will also need to have the CORBA-FaCT reasoner installed:
The development of OilEd was supported by the University of Manchester, the Free University of Amsterdam and Interprice GmbH.
OilEd uses Robert Kosara's Bonfire parser generator and the JGL collection libraries from Objectspace.