DAML-ONT: An Ontology Language for the Semantic Web
Knowledge Systems Laboratory
Abstract: DAML-ONT: An Ontology Language for the Semantic Web
By all measures, the web is enormous and growing at a staggering rate.
This growth has made it simultaneously increasingly difficult and
important for humans and programs to be able to quickly and accurately
access information and services available on the web. A semantic web-a web
where the meanings of terms are captured and exploited-can provide the
foundation for convenient access to web content. The DARPA Agent Markup
Language (DAML) program is aimed at providing a language and toolset
enabling the transformation of the web from a platform that focuses on
presenting information to a platform that focuses on understanding and
reasoning with information. In this paper, we describe the initial DAML
language aimed at capturing the meaning of terms, thereby providing an
ontology language for the web. We introduce DAML-ONT by way of examples and
include an axiomatization of the language.
Deborah L. McGuinness,
Lynn Andrea Stein,
``DAML-ONT: An Ontology Language for the Semantic Web
Dieter Fensel, Jim Hendler, Henry Lieberman, and Wolfgang Wahlster, editors.
Spinning the Semantic Web: Bringing the World Wide Web to Its
This pre-print version of the paper to be published
is available in
Selected Papers of Deborah L. McGuinness.
software and network services |
technical reports |
Copyright @2000 Stanford University
All Rights Reserved.