This paper proposes an addition to OWL 2 syntax to incorporate nominal schemas, which is a new description-logic style extension of OWL 2 which was recently proposed, and which makes is possible to express "variable nominal classes" within axioms in an OWL 2 ontology. Nominal schemas make it possible to express DL-safe rules of arbitrary arity within the extended OWL paradigm, hence covering the well-known DL-safe SWRL language. To express this feature, we extend OWL 2 syntax to include necessary and minimal modifications to both Functional and Manchester syntax grammars and mappings from these two syntaxes to Turtle/RDF. We also include several examples to clarify the proposal.
Martinez, D. C.,
& Hitzler, P.
(2012). Integrating OWL and Rules: A Syntax Proposal for Nominal Schemas. Proceedings of OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop 2012, 849.