Today we announced the release of OWLSight which is our new lightweight web-based ontology browser. OWLSight is a 100% Java application deployed as a webapp using the magic of the Google Web Toolkit and is powered by our OWL DL Reasoner Pellet.
OWLSight is intended to be an online demo of Pellet and provides quick and easy access to its services and to be a testbed for experimental and upcoming features of Pellet. One of the big attractions for OWLSight is its easy, hyperlink based navigation, and its explanation facility; while browsing your ontology you can receive explanations for inferred axioms by simply clicking the “Why?” button next to the axiom. We hope OWLSight provides users with an easy way to browse an ontology and to try out Pellet. OWLSight is still experimental, we’re still working towards an alpha release, but we wanted to get a preview version out there for people to use now. We look forward to hearing your feedback.