Convention-based Ontology Generation System
The Convention-based Ontology Generation System (COGS) gives you a powerful, patterns-based way to build ontologies that enables a clean separation of concerns and gives you full control over markup for enjoyable, agile development. COGS includes many features that enable fast, Test Driven Development for publishing sophisticated models in a variety of formats.
COGS is for domain experts and groups who value ease of collaboration and low technical barriers for participation.
Publishable formats include:
- XML Schema
- OWL 2 (RDF Schema)
- OMG's UML Normative XMI 2.4.2
- OMG's UML XMI 2.5 with Diagrams and Diagram Exchange
- Sphinx HTML documentation and visualizations
- JSON Schema
- C# class library with JSON and XML serialization
- SVG and dot visualizations
- GraphQL schema language
Upcoming formats include:
- Class libraries for other languages
COGS runs on Windows, Linux, and macOS on the .NET Core 2.1 platform.
Quick starts, Modelers Guide, and technical documentation is available.
Installation and download
COGS can be installed as a dotnet global tool from nuget
dotnet tool install -g cogs
Development versions can be installed from the appveyor nuget feed
dotnet tool install -g --add-source https://ci.appveyor.com/nuget/cogs/ cogs
Legal and Licensing
COGS is licensed under the MIT license.