OWLIM-Lite is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext including a native RDF rule entailment engine. It is implemented in Java and packaged as a Storage and Inference Layer (SAIL) for the Sesame openRDF framework. The supported semantics can be configured through rule-set definition and selection. Rule-sets for OWL-Horst , unconstrained RDFS  with OWL Lite  and the OWL2 RL profile  are included. Custom rule-sets allow tuning for optimal performance and expressivity.
The key features of the current release of OWLIM-Lite can be summarised as follows:
is a Java library without user interface. Sesame's Web UI applications can be used.
OWLIM-Lite – (c) Copyright Ontotext AD. OWLIM-Lite is not open-source software. OWLIM-Lite is licensed for use free of charge. Re-distribution of OWLIM-Lite in any form other than the original distribution package is strictly forbidden. Any form of modification or reverse-engineering of OWLIM-Lite is forbidden. OWLIM-Lite is distributed without any warranty. Full licensing information is available at http://www.ontotext.com/owlim/licence, as well as in the licence.txt file in the main folder in the distribution package.
OWLIM-Lite is distributed as a ZIP archive that contains the OWLIM-Lite jar, all required libraries, configuration files, documentation, sample code and data. OWLIM-Lite is designed to be used as a Storage and Inference Layer (SAIL) for the Sesame openRDF framework – no OWLIM specific interfaces are intended for external use. Sesame 2 libraries are included as part of the OWLIM distribution; the complete Sesame distribution can be downloaded from http://www.openrdf.org. Use of the rule-compiler (i.e. custom rule-sets) requires the Java Development Kit (JDK) version 1.6 or later, otherwise a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.5 or later is required.
OWLIM uses Sesame as a library, taking advantage of its APIs for storage and querying, as well as the support for a wide variety of query languages (e.g. SPARQL and SeRQL) and RDF syntaxes (e.g. RDF/XML, N3, Turtle).
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