In order for the web to takes the next step in its evolution process towards the semantic web, it must become smarter and easier to use simultaneously. The DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML) Program attempts to provide an infrastructure for providing markup language and tools that are easy to use and produce output that is understandable by humans and machines.
DAML Ontology EnvironmentsKSL's initial efforts in the tools area support input and output of the DAML ontology language into the KSL suite of ontology tools. Specifically, Ontolingua and Chimaera can both input and output DAML. Chimaera provides a suite of ontology diagnostics aimed at helping authors discover if they have either provable or possible problems with their ontology specifications. It has been used to diagnose a number of the ontologies in the daml ontology repository.
New tools will also be provided that support the authoring of both DAML documents and DAML documents templates. One initial tool is underway that uses Ontolingua to encode DAML ontologies and then automatically generates the appropriate markup on html pages. This is work by Scott Sanner with support from McGuinness.
For further information on this research project, please contact Dr. Deborah L. McGuinness .
Back to KSL's DAML Project Page.
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