HermiT: An OWL 2 Reasoner
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This system description paper introduces the OWL 2 reasoner HermiT. The reasoner is fully compliant with the OWL 2 Direct Semantics as standardised by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). HermiT is based on the hypertableau calculus, and it supports a wide range of standard and novel optimisations that improve the performance of reasoning on real-world ontologies. Apart from the standard OWL 2 reasoning task of entailment checking, HermiT supports several specialised reasoning services such as class and property classification, as well as a range of features outside the OWL 2 standard such as DL-safe rules, SPARQL queries, and description graphs. We discuss the system's architecture, and we present an overview of the techniques used to support the mentioned reasoning tasks. We further compare the performance of reasoning in HermiT with that of FaCT++ and Pellet-two other popular and widely used OWL 2 reasoners.
Journal of Automated Reasoning
© 2014 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Automated Reasoning, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 245-269, 2014. Journal of Automated Reasoning is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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