I spent about 4 hours trying to find some reasonable resources for getting started with OWL (Web Ontology Language). I figured I would summarize what I did to get all set up and going with OWL.
OK, here are the key resources for getting started with OWL.
- The book Programming the Semantic Web (O'Reilly) is a good starter book for non-programmers. This basically paints the big picture.
- The tool Protege, is an OWL editor mentioned in that book. This web page is a good get started guide. It has links to download the free application, a quick overview, etc.
- This 10 minute walk through helps you get going and points to two plug-ins you will likely want.
- This is a 100 page PDF on how to use Protege.
Even if you don't want to be an XBRL taxonomy master, OWL is a good thing to understand. It will really help you grasp where the world is going.