OWL 2 learn profile: an ontology sublanguage for the learning domain

Sudath R. Heiyanthuduwage*, Rolf Schwitter, Mehmet A. Orgun

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Many experimental ontologies have been developed for the learning domain for use at different institutions. These ontologies include different OWL/OWL 2 (Web Ontology Language) constructors. However, it is not clear which OWL 2 constructors are the most appropriate ones for designing ontologies for the learning domain. It is possible that the constructors used in these learning domain ontologies match one of the three standard OWL 2 profiles (sublanguages). To investigate whether this is the case, we have analysed a corpus of 14 ontologies designed for the learning domain. We have also compared the constructors used in these ontologies with those of the OWL 2 RL profile, one of the OWL 2 standard profiles. The results of our analysis suggest that the OWL 2 constructors used in these ontologies do not exactly match the standard OWL 2 RL profile, but form a subset of that profile which we call OWL 2 Learn.

Original languageEnglish
Article number291
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2016

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  • ontology
  • semantic web
  • knowledge representation
  • learning information systems


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