manchester-syntax is an actively used meta language created in 2006. The Manchester syntax is a user-friendly compact syntax for OWL 2 ontologies; it is frame-based, as opposed to the axiom-based other syntaxes for OWL 2. The Manchester Syntax is used in the OWL 2 Primer, and this document provides the language used there. It is expected that tools will extend the Manchester Syntax for their own purposes, and tool builders may collaboratively extend the common language.

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Example code from the web:

/**
 * @rdfs:comment A vegetarian pizza is a pizza that only has cheese toppings
 * and tomato toppings.
 *
 * @rdfs:label Pizza [en]
 * @rdfs:label Pizza [pt]
 */
Class: VegetarianPizza

EquivalentTo:

 Pizza and
 not (hasTopping some FishTopping) and
 not (hasTopping some MeatTopping)

DisjointWith:
 
 NonVegetarianPizza

Last updated August 9th, 2020

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