Abstract—Ontologies have been becoming a hot research topic for the application in artificial intelligence, semantic web, Software Engineering, Library Science and information Architecture. Ontology is a formal representation of set of concepts within a domain and relationships between those concepts. It is used to reason about the properties of that domain and may be used to define the domain. An ontology language is a formal language used to encode the ontologies. A number of research languages have been designed and released during the past few years by the research community. They are both proprietary and standard based. In this paper a study has been reported on the different features and issues of these languages. This paper also addresses the challenges for research community in the further development of ontology languages.
V. Maniraj, Assoc. Professor, Department of Computer Science, A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India.
Dr. R. Sivakumar, Assoc. Professor & HOD of Computer Science, A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India.
Cite: V. Maniraj, Dr. R. Sivakumar,"Ontology Languages – A Review," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 887-891, 2010.