The main purpose of an ontology is to enable communication between computer systems in a way that is independent of the individual system technologies, information architectures and application domain

The key ingredients that make up an ontology are a vocabulary of basic terms and a precise specification of what those terms mean

The term 'ontology' has been used in this way for a number of years by the artificial intelligence and knowledge representation community, but is now becoming part of the standard terminology of a much wide community including object modeling and XML

In order to simplify ontology creation, a dedicated editor has been written. In allows the definition of concepts, relations and attributes, and it is able to export the data as a Prolog/XML file

In the case of the Prolog exporter, the ontology definitions are ready to use in any Prolog application, while the XML format (that uses the RDF schema) is supported by a large number of ontology reasoners

The editor supports all the necessary features to perform an efficient concept/relation management

Platform details

  • Environment: Microsoft Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista
  • Development language: Visual C# .NET 2010
  • Requirements: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0