Re: OWL & Object-Oriented modeling
2012-04-12 12:28:42 GMT
Not to throw another app into the mix, but I use TopBraid Composer as my Ontology editor. Yes, it will cost you money (about $2-3K), but you get so much more since it is also an application development environment and comes with a default web app called Ensemble that allows you to take you ontology, populate it and then deploy it. You can also use Ensemble to manage your controlled vocabulary.
Composer also has built in web services workflow (SPIN) to allow you to call up java files, run reasoning tasks, run xslt transforms and publish.
Composer already has connectors to Allegrograph, Oracle, and spreadsheets. Composer can also import your, excel, UML models and other schemas other as native file format or going through a conversion process.
I still use Protégé to check some things and do screen shots for papers etc. because that is the toolset most of the Academic world uses.
By the way, I do not work for TopBraid, but I have attended their product training and I recognize its commercial “robustness”.
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Subject: [protege-discussion] OWL & Object-Oriented modeling
I’m new to Protege/OWL. I’m from the OO world and I’m wondering are there any guidelines on the difference between using OO modeling and ontology modeling?
I started with a UML model but then stumbled over Protege/OWL and was very impressed with how much better it was for the model I wanted to build. (BTW, Kudos to the Protege team, what a wonderfully intuitive and well designed tool)
But being an OO person I’m still getting up the learning curve on building and thinking in terms of an ontology not an object model.
To be specific what I’m NOT looking for are:
When I’ve searched for "OO and OWL" I find mostly papers that address those issues.
What I AM interested in (and haven’t found much on) are questions such as:
Hope these aren't naive questions. I would appreciate any pointers to articles, books, web sites, etc.
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