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In the past few years, the W3C has been establishing standards for the fundamental building blocks of the Semantic Web. With RDF a common data model has been provided. A major step was the introduction of the ontology definition languages RDFS—offering very basic semantics—and the Web Ontology Language OWL As these standards are still very new, only a limited support of tools for inferencing and querying exists. Still, the availability of such tools will be crucial for the development of the Semantic Web.


Presented at the System Demo during the 2nd European Semantic Web Conference, Iraklion, Greece, May 29-June 1, 2005.