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Semantic Web Rule Language

"This document contains a proposal for a Semantic Web Rule Language (SWRL) based on a combination of the OWL DL and OWL Lite sublanguages of the OWL Web Ontology Language with the Unary/Binary Datalog RuleML sublanguages of the Rule Markup Language. SWRL includes a high-level abstract syntax for Horn-like rules in both the OWL DL and OWL Lite sublanguages of OWL. A model-theoretic semantics is given to provide the formal meaning for OWL ontologies including rules written in this abstract syntax.

The Design Intent Ontology

"The Design Intent Ontology (DIO) is a generic ontology that provides the conceptualisation needed to capture the knowledge generated during various phases of the overall design lifecycle. It provides definitions for design artifacts such as requirements, designs, design issues, solutions, justifications and evidence and relationships between them to represent the design process and how these things lead to design outcomes. It draws upon the paradigms of IBIS(Issue Based Information System), argumentation and design rationale.

Languages in the Library

The Language Centre opened in 1980 as an independent university-wide service. It moved to its present well-equipped home at 12 Woodstock Road, near Somerville College, in 1992. For over thirty years, we have supported members of the University and Colleges who need foreign languages for study and research, for academic exchange, and for personal and professional development, through excellent library resources and a mixture of paid and free courses. In August 2015 the Language Centre was moved to sit alongside the Oxford Learning Institute in the Academic Administration Division.

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