alphaWorks : Scalable Highly Expressive Reasoner : Overview(About) Scalable Highly Expressive Reasoner (SHER) is a breakthrough technology that provides ontology analytics over highly expressive ontologies (OWL-DL without nominals). SHER does not do any inferencing on load; hence it deals better with quickly changing data (the downside is, of course, that reasoning is performed at query time). The tool can reason on approximately seven million triples in seconds, and it scales to data sets with 60 million triples, responding to queries in minutes. It has been used to semantically index 300 million triples from medical literature. SHER tolerates logical inconsistencies in the data, and it can quickly point you to these inconsistencies in the data and help you clean up inconsistencies before issuing semantic queries. The tool explains (or justifies) why a particular result set is an answer to the query; this explanation is useful for validation by domain experts.
COMM: Core Ontology on Multimedia(About) Semantic descriptions of non-textual media available on the web can be used to facilitate retrieval and presentation of media assets and documents containing them. While technologies for multimedia semantic descriptions already exist, there is as yet no formal description of a high quality multimedia ontology that is compatible with existing (semantic) web technologies. We propose COMM - A Core Ontology for Multimedia based on both the MPEG-7 standard and the DOLCE foundational ontology.
CO-ODE(About) The CO-ODE project aims to build authoring tools and infrastructure that make ontology engineering easier. We specifically support the development and use of OWL-DL ontologies, by being heavily involved in the creation of infrastructure and plugins for the Protégé platform and more recently, OWL1.1 support for the OWL API.
alphaWorks : IBM Web Ontology Manager(About) IBM Web Ontology Manager is a lightweight, Web-based tool for managing ontologies expressed in Web Ontology Language (OWL). With this technology, users can browse, search, and submit ontologies to an ontology repository. This technology includes a Web interface for easy uploading of ontologies in an .owl format by any user of the system. It also includes an interface for generating (using Jastor) Java™ APIs from uploaded ontology files.
IBM Web Ontology Manager differs from IBM Ontology Management System (a former alphaWorks technology, now merged into the IBM Integrated Ontology Development Toolkit) in that it does not include a statement repository. Instead, based on the ontologies visible to the system, it can generate Java classes for accessing any Jena-compatible RDF statement repository.