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    Joseph B. Kopena and William C. Regli*
   tjkopena at cs dot drexel dot edu, regli at drexel dot edu

   Geometric and Intelligent Computing Laboratory
   Department of Computer Science
   College of Engineering, Drexel University
   3141 Chestnut Street
   Philadelphia, PA, 19104

(* also of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics)

We describe DAMLJessKB, a tool for reasoning with the DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML) and performing inference on the Semantic Web. DAMLJessKB maps DAML's semantics into facts and rules for use in a production system, such as the Java Expert System Shell (Jess). This article presents our underlying methodology and provides a detailed example of how DAMLJessKB can be used to make decisions about DAML-encoded engineering design knowledge. We believe that tools like DAMLJessKB are needed to help realize the full potential of the Semantic Web and DAML.

The full paper has been posted for download [ ps.gz, 1.6M ].

2nd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2003); October 20--23 2003; Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. - Joe Kopena updated://wednesday/2-11-04?8.9.41