The OWLlink API

The OWLlink API is a Java interface and implementation of the OWLlink protocol on top of the Java-based OWL API. The OWLlink API enables OWL API-based applications to access remote reasoners (so-called OWLlink servers), and it turns any OWL API aware reasoner into an OWLlink server.

architecture of OWLlink API

OWLlink architecture

The OWLlink API has the following components:

To access an OWLlink server from Protege the bundle also provides a Protege 4.1 Plugin.

The OWLlink API is open source and is available under either LGPL or Apache Licenses.


The OWLlink API is primarily maintained at derivo and Ulm University.

Supported by derivo