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Context and Purpose of Ontorail Project

OntoRail is a project initiated at the UIC, the International Union of Railways, aimed at fulfilling two main goals:

  • Leverage ontologies as a means to consolidate and enrich Railways Systems Modelling knowledge into an Encyclopedia
  • Provide ontology-based tools to promote and facilitate convergence and federation between models of the railways domain.
    • Browsing of ontologies and linking between ontologies
    • Report differences between version of an ontology
    • An Ontolex-backed glossary for the railway domain

Ongoing project

UIC is currently working on a prototype web application currently available at

User documentation can be browsed at


For background information about, please contact UIC: Pierre Tane.