Thursday, 16 July 2015

Fluent Editor 2014 R4 – SWRL Built-ins, Auto-recovery Functionality, OWL2 EL++/OWL-RL Validation, and New Features in Ontology Graph.

A new Fluent Editor 2014  R4 is now available which will present you a few new powerful features. With the new Fluent Editor you will be able to utilize core SWRL built-ins, various OWL2 profiles, visualize your ontology file more effectively, and more to benefit while editing and exploring ontology files. Such new feather are as follows :
  • SWRL built-ins
  • Auto-recovery functionality
  • OWL2-EL++ / OWL-RL validation
  • New features in ontology diagram
  • Various performance improvements

SWRL Built-ins

SWRL built-ins are one of SWRL’s powerful features, which are predicates to be used to manipulate data values in SWRL rules. From the latest Fluent Editor, a number of core SWRL built-ins defined in SWRL Built-in Submission are included, covering built-Ins for comparisons, math, strings, date, time and duration.

Auto-recovery Functionality

Auto-recovery functionality will guarantee you to not lose changes you have made on your ontology files, even when Fluent Editor crashes in the middle of editing. Fluent Editor will cache all the unsaved changes on files and list them up once it is re-opened after crashing, which allows you to recover the lost files.

OWL2-EL++ / OWL-RL Validation

Fluent Editor has been supporting validation functionality of sentences with OWL2-RL+ profile, which quickly investigates compatibility of your ontology files with the RL+ profile for scalable reasoning performance. Now the latest version of Fluent Editor includes two more new OWL2 profiles, OWL2-EL++ and OWL2-RL, along with validation with each of them. You can validate your ontology files in any of three profiles, and if an unconformity has been found Fluent Editor will highlight the exact sentences of cause with explanation.  

New features in ontology diagram

Fluent Editor’s feature of drawing ontology diagrams has been empowered with several new options, allowing users to customize representation of diagrams. One of such is diagrams can be displayed in both hierarchical layout and force directed layout by your one button click. Moreover, you can optimize the diagrams by drawing them based on your selection of elements which are to be displayed or hidden, such as top concept, taxonomy of concepts and relations, and values of attributes for all instances. 

Various performance improvements

Various performance improvements have been applied to this release in order to make it even more efficient working with large ontology files.

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