WorkPackage 1

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The development of a family of ontology languages that extend existing Web standards while maintaining maximum backwards compatibility. The resulting layered architecture will provide the necessary flexibility (standardising on a single language is unrealistic in the Web environment) while maximising interoperability.

Description of work

In this workpackage we will develop a layered language architecture. This will involve continued close cooperation with the DAML programme (e.g., via the joint EU/US committee on agent markup languages) and with the W3C (e.g., via participation in the anticipated W3C standardisation process). The workpackage will consist of 3 main parts:


Milestones and expected result

The expected result of this workpackage is a family of ontology languages.