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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.9

Web Ontology Language (OWL)
Web Ontology Language (OWL) Standard or Specification

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Description: The Web Ontology Language (OWL) is designed for use by applications that need to process web content information. OWL facilitates greater machine interpretability of Web content, than that supported by eXtensible Markup Language (XML), Resource Description Framework (RDF), and RDF Schema (RDF-S), by providing additional vocabulary along with a formal semantics. OWL is developed as a vocabulary extension of the Resource Description Framework and is derived from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Agent Markup Language (DAML) and Ontology Interchange Language (OIL) Web Ontology Language.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.3
Decision Date: 03/20/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Standards Body: W3C
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/20/2020).