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[protege-owl] Working over owl ontology with swrl rules

Martin O'Connor martin.oconnor at
Thu Jul 8 14:52:24 PDT 2010

Marcelino Sente wrote:
> Hi...
> I´m trying to use java frameworks to manipulate and reason over owl 
> ontologies. I have builded an owl ontology as an example. This 
> ontology represents the family relations. The structure of the 
> ontology has been modeled in owl, but some implications has been 
> modeled using rules in swrl. I´m using Protege with SWRLtab. I want to 
> know how reasoning over this ontology in a java application. How can i 
> reason over the swrl rules in a java application?

The SWRLTab Java APIs are documented here:

> Can i to use the JessTab and jess engine for this? Are this frameworks 
> adequate to read and load the swrl rules encoded in a owl file and, 
> after, to reason over the ontology+rules? Is there some code example 
> that ilustrates this process?
The JessTab is completely unrelated to the SWRLTab (and knows nothing 
about SWRL rules). Use the SWRLTab if you want to use SWRL.


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