Announcing Owl2Java – A Java Code Generator for OWL ontologies

The elevator speech: Owl2Java is a code generator to work with OWL ontologies from java. Ontologies are accessed natively via java classes, methods and attributes. A native interface for the object orierented database db4o with support for transparent persistence can be generated from the internal meta model.

With version 0.5, I am happy to announce the first public release. This release contains

  • a fully working generator for the generation of a java API and hence allows transparent access to the data model stored in an OWL ontology
  • a working prototype to generate db4o compliant java classes with support for transparent persistence. A mapping script to copy OWL instances to the object database from db4o is generated automatically.

For more information see the project site.