KnowWE is a semantic wiki that provides the possibility to define and maintain ontologies together with strong problem-solving knowledge. Ontologies can be formulated using the RDF(S) or OWL standard: RDF(S) can be included by using the turtle markup, whereas the markup for OWL uses the Manchester syntax. Additionally, KnowWE provides markups for the formalization of the strong problem-solving methods of d3web-Core. This includes

  • Decision trees
  • Scoring and abstraction rules
  • Decision tables
  • Flowchart knowledge with DiaFlux models
  • Set-covering models

KnowWE offers a toolset for the entire knowledge engineering life cycle including

  • Testing and visually debugging knowledge bases
  • Refactoring of knowledge bases, e.g., rename question, rename solution, etc.
  • Evaluation of knowledge bases including the analysis of knowledge bases for anomalies
  • Continuous integration of knowledge by knowledge builds

Since, KnowWE provides a sophisticated plugin architecture, most of the features are included as plugins. New plugins can be easily introduced; see the developer How-Tos for more details.