Poland, Warsaw, April 1st, 2014 – Cognitum, a global Semantic Technology vendor, has announced update release of their flagship product, comprehensive and powerful ontology editor – Fluent Editor 2014 R3. The product become enhanced in many useful features like ontology diagrams, reference diagrams, SWRL debugger and last but not least Active Rules emulator.
“We are very proud to see how our product becomes more and more mature. This progress is mostly contributed by our clients, who often ask us to add another features”- says Pawel Zarzycki – CEO of Cognitum, “With new Fluent Editor User can instantly visualize ontologies, better inspect ontology ecosystem with references, trace down SWRL rules and simulate server behavior”.
Fluent Editor 2014 R3 comes with a whole new functionality to visually represent ontology within the diagram. With one click User may display an interactive diagram of the edited ontology. Moreover User may materialize the ontology (using selected materialization profile) and instantly inspect the results. Also references in the ontology (and their internal references) may be shown on the graph now. This functionality is very helpful to inspect ontology dependences for complex scenarios. User may trace references even directly from the Internet.
Another helpful new functionality is Reference Explorer window. When User add some reference to the ontology he’s unfamiliar with, the common problem is to understand what the referenced ontology really ‘offers’. Currently Fluent Editor hints entities declared in referenced ontologies. Reference Explorer allows more explicitly browse currently used references and see what their content is.
SWRL is a powerful mechanism to build actual ontologies and express complex conditional relations for instances. Yet it is quite intractable to trace, especially for larger ontologies. To support Users while modelling with SWRL we’ve delivered first version of embedded SWRL debugger. In a brief it allows to inspect which rules were executed during materialization and what entities was substituted for their head clauses (and used in the body)
And last but not least Ontorion Server is equipped with a powerful feature called ‘Active Rules’. In a brief it allows to deploy within the knowledge-base (on the server side) imperative code that will be executed when a certain conditions are met, expressed with the SWRL. Ontorion will secure that even in the clustered deployment each Active Rule is executed at most once and at least once. The body of the Active Rule may perform any arbitrary action or update the knowledge base! Users may treat it as a way to ‘break the monotonicity’ of the Semantic Database. Now Fluent Editor 2014 R3 allows to emulate the whole mechanism in place, right in the editor, along with knowledge modifications and external executables. Those rules then can be directly deployed with the Ontorion Server.
“Our main goal is to make ontology development easier and pleasant task. What is more important we want to make even more convenient working with large ontologies. We believe that now, with Fluent Editor 2014 R3 it is available for the Users” – says Pawel Zarzycki, CEO of Cognitum.
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Cognitum delivers high-end IT tools and services in the area of Cloud Computing & Big Data solutions as well as Knowledge Management tools and Semantic Technologies. Company seeks their competitive advantage with constant innovation through own investment in R&D activities and cooperation with major academics within multiparty research projects. Company builds a strong competences within several technological areas like Big Data processing and analysis, Cloud Solutions and core Business Applications, Knowledge Management and Semantic Web, Ontology Engineering.