The CO-ODE project aims to build authoring tools and infrastructure that make ontology engineering easier. We specifically support the development and use of OWL-DL ontologies, by being heavily involved in the creation of infrastructure and plugins for the Protégé platform and more recently, OWL2.0 support for the OWL API.
Many of our collaborators have come from the life sciences community, but we aim to support as broad a range of users as possible - researchers, librarians, industry, and the Semantic Web community
In support of this work the team have also been involved in organising tutorials and workshops on OWL.
The project is supported by JISC and is a collaboration with Stanford University.
17th June 2008: Protégé 4.0 is now officially released.
Tighter integration with reasoners such as FaCT++ allow very fast classification times and reasoning with larger ontologies.