Patching Syntax in OWL Ontologies

Sean Bechhofer
Department of Computer Science
University of Manchester

Raphael Volz
Institute AIFB
University of Karlsruhe


An analysis of OWL ontologies represented in RDF/XML on the Web shows that a majority are OWL Full. In many cases this may not be through a desire to use the expressivity provided by OWL Full, but is rather due to syntactic errors or accidental misuse of the vocabulary. We present a "rogues gallery" of common errors encountered, and describe how robust parsers that attempt to cope with such errors can be produced.
OWL markup
Published in the Proceedings of ISWC2004