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by Saeed Hassanpour


Type Tab Widget
Author(s) Saeed Hassanpour
Last Update December 23, 2009
License Mozilla Public License (MPL)
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A free, open-source Protégé-OWL plug-in for SWRL rules elicitation and management.


Versions & Compatibility

This section lists available versions of Axiomé.

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Axiomé is developed as a Protégé-OWL plug-in and has five main functional areas. These are available as sub-tabs within the plug-in:

  • Rule Graph tab that provides a graph structure to browse and explore the SWRL rule base
  • Rule Visualization tab to visualize individual rules
  • Rule Paraphrasing tab that displays an English-like text explanation for each rule
  • Rule Categorization tab to automatically categorize rules in a rule base
  • Rule Elicitation tab that provides a graphical templates to acquire new rules based on analysis of existing rules in a rule base.

A Rule Browser component is permanently displayed to show a tree-table representation of the SWRL rules in an ontology. This tree-table enables users to explore the rule base and launch any of five sub-tabs for the rule or group being explored.


The Axiomé plug-in is available and installed as one of the Protégé default plug-ins from version 3.4.2 of Protégé. To activate Axiomé, it should be checked in Project -> Configure -> Tab Widgets. To install Axiomé for older versions of Protégé, download Axiomé and unzip the zip file in the "plugins" folder in the Protégé directory.


  • Saeed Hassanpour, Martin J. O'Connor, Amar K. Das: “Visualizing Logical Dependencies in SWRL Rule Bases”, The 4th International Web Rule Symposium: Research Based and Industry Focused, 2010, Washington, DC.
  • Saeed Hassanpour, Martin J. O'Connor, Amar K. Das: “A Software Tool for Visualizing, Managing and Eliciting SWRL Rules”, Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 2010, Heraklion, Greece.
  • Saeed Hassanpour, Martin J. O'Connor, Amar K. Das: “Exploration of SWRL Rule Bases through Visualization, Paraphrasing, and Categorization of Rules”, International RuleML Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications (RuleML), 2009, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Saeed Hassanpour, Martin J. O'Connor, Amar K. Das: “Axiomé: a Tool for the Elicitation and Management of SWRL Rules”, OWL: Experiences and Directions (OWLED), Fifth International Workshop, 2009, Chantilly, VA.


Source Code

Axiomé is open source and all of its source code is bundled with the Protege-OWL source code. This source code is available for download from the Protege-OWL Subversion Repository.

How can I get help?

Questions and comments on Axiomé should be sent to the Protege-OWL mailing list (protege-owl at lists dot stanford dot edu). This list is monitored by the developers of Axiomé.

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