Am in Manchester for an Ontogenesis meeting, which is focused on tools and APIs this time; perhaps less exciting than previous meetings, but also potentially most useful; spanners are not interesting, per se, but where would we be without them.

Sean Bechhofer started off talking about the OWL API — it’s taken a long time, but this seems to have been a bit of a slow burn; it was started in 2002. It’s starting to get a lot wider use now, and a bit of a community around it.

Originally published on my old blog site.