Welcome to Owlready’s documentation!

Owlready is a module for ontology-oriented programming in Python: load OWL 2.0 ontologies as Python objects, modify them, save to OWL XML, and perform reasoning via HermiT (included). Owlready allows a transparent access to OWL ontologies (contrary to usual Java-based API).

Owlready has been created at the LIMICS reseach lab, University Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, INSERM UMRS 1142, Paris 6 University, by Jean-Baptiste Lamy. It was developed during the VIIIP research project funded by ANSM, the French Drug Agency; this is why most examples in this documentation relate to drug ;).

Owlready is available under the GNU LGPL licence v3.