Rendering OWL in Description Logic Syntax

  • Cogan Shimizu
  • Pascal HitzlerEmail author
  • Matthew Horridge
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10577)


As ontology engineering is inherently a multidisciplinary process, it is necessary to utilize multiple vehicles to present an ontology to a user. In order to examine the formal logical content, description logic renderings of the axioms appear to be a very helpful approach for some. This paper introduces a number of changes made to the OWLAPI’s Open image in new window rendering framework in order to improve the readability, concision, and correctness of translated OWL files, as well as increase the number of renderable OWL files.



The first two authors acknowledge support by the National Science Foundation award 1440202 EarthCube Building Blocks: Collaborative Proposal: GeoLink – Leveraging Semantics and Linked Data for Data Sharing and Discovery in the Geosciences.


  1. 1.
    Horridge, M., Bechhofer, S.: The OWL API: a java API for OWL ontologies. Semantic Web 2(1), 11–21 (2011)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Krötzsch, M., Simančík, F., Horrocks, I.: A description logic primer. In: Lehmann, J., Völker, J.(eds.) Perspectives on Ontology Learning, chapter 1. IOS Press (2014)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Motik, B., Patel-Schneider, P., Parsia, B. (eds.): OWL 2 Web Ontology Language: Structural Specification and Functional-Style Syntax (Second Edition). W3C Recommendation, 11 Dec 2012Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cogan Shimizu
    • 1
  • Pascal Hitzler
    • 1
    Email author
  • Matthew Horridge
    • 2
  1. 1.Data Semantics (DaSe) LaboratoryWright State UniversityDaytonUSA
  2. 2.Bio-Medical Informatics Research GroupStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Personalised recommendations