Bringing reasoning to the Web

Delivering Semantic Web reasoning for people

Everyone should get easy access to reasoning

Reasoning is the powerful mechanism to draw conclusions from facts. The Semantic Web contains vast amounts of data, which makes it an interesting source to use with one of several available reasoners.

However, reasoners can feel complicated, making them hard for frequent use. Therefore, this initiative aims to provide a user-friendly reasoning experience in current Web browsers and applications.

For a live demo, check out an online reasoning example.

Handy client widgets use smart server tools

Reasoning in Web browsers consists of two parts:

The widget and the reasoner communicate to deliver the reasoning experience.

A browser widget talks with a reasoner on the server.

We create free and open reasoning resources

We strive to make reasoning freely available for everyone.
This is why we develop several open source projects:

Furthermore, we create free interactive courses on reasoning:

Reasoning drives our research.

This initiative started as part of the PhD research of Ruben Verborgh, conducted at Multimedia Lab under supervision of dr. Erik Mannens and prof. dr. Rik Van de Walle.

We use reasoning in several of our projects. One example is RESTdesc, a functional Web API description format. By making reasoning tools accessible, we can boost people's interest in our work and reasoning in general.

We would like to thank everyone who stimulates us to continue this effort. Our gratitude goes out to Jos De Roo, author of the EYE reasoner.

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