Populous: A tool for populating templates for OWL ontologies Populous is an generic tool for building ontologies from simple spreadsheet like templates. The Populous approach is useful when a repeating ontology design pattern emerges that need to be populated en-mass. The use of a simple interface, similar to that of a spreadsheet, means that the templates can be populated by users with little or no knowledge of ontology development. Once these templates are populated, Populous supports transforming the data into an OWL ontology using a expressive pattern language