Installing and Launching ICOM

A Linux, MacOSX, or Windows machine is required, with Java 5.0 compatible virtual machine previusly installed . ICOM comes as a standalone folder, to be copied anywhere in the hard disk. A Description Logic resoning server supporting the DIG protocol needs to be installed as well, in order to be able to make deductions. After the installation, you will find an executable file ``icom'' in the top level directory; execute it (either the .sh, .app, or .exe extension, depending on your platform), and the system will be launched. The ``icom'' file runs only the editor; it does not start the reasoning component. The reasoner server must be independently launched before or after launching ICOM.

This is a step list for installing and running ICOM:

  1. install a Java 5.0 compatible virtual machine (for example Sun JRE 5.0 at
  2. install a Description Logic server accepting DIG connections (for example RacerPro at
  3. download ICOM executable files from the ICOM home page
  4. unzip the file into a new directory in the system.
  5. execute the Description Logic reasoning server.
  6. execute ICOM, by running either the file on Linux, the bundle on MacOS, or the icom.exe file on Windows.

Pablo Fillottrani 2010-08-17