Abstract: OntoBroker provides a comprehensive, scalable and high-performance Semantic Web middleware. It supports all of the W3C Semantic Web recommendations for ontology languages and query languages. It is an ontology repository that includes a high performance deductive reasoning engine. Especially reasoning with rules is a major unique selling point for ontoprise. OntoBroker integrates a connector framework which makes it easy to connect a multitude of data sources like databases, web services etc. Thus it combines structured and unstructured data in one framework, OntoBroker is easy to extend and to integrate into existing IT landscapes and applications as it offers a variety of open interfaces. OntoBroker is also closely connected to ontoprise's ontology modeling environment OntoStudio which is the development environment for handling ontologies, mappings to information sources, rules, generating queries, creating business intelligence reports etc. At many customers OntoBroker serves as a common semantic layer which is accessed by various applications and integrates different information sources. OntoBroker is the run-time environment for industrial solutions like SemanticGuide, SemanticXpress, and SemanticIntegrator. As part of those meanwhile thousands of installations are in productive use.
Keywords: Ontobroker, semantic middleware, F-Logic, ObjectLogic, rule, semantic information integration, triple store