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Materializing Rules


When you create a rule, the facts that are inferred by the rule are not visible in OntoStudio. You will only see the inferred facts when running a query. If you want the inferred facts to be explicitly stored in you ontology, you can use the rule materialization. To materialize a rule, follow these instructions:

1.Right mouse click on the rule (or a rule folder) and select Refactor -> Materialize....


A dialog appears.

2.Select the rules you want to materialize.

If you flag the Remove rules after materialization checkbox, all of the selected rules will be removed after the materialization.

3.Click on Finish.


The selected rules are evaluated and the results are stored in the ontology.