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[p4-feedback] excel to owl import plugins

Martin O'Connor martin.oconnor at stanford.edu
Mon Jan 9 13:41:58 PST 2012


Mapping Master does not require an existing ontology - it can general an ontology from scratch.

Martin

On 1/9/2012 1:31 PM, sridevi polavaram wrote:
> Thanks Matthew and Martin. I will try the MappingMaster. But here is what I got with the other tools that I was 
> expecting to do what I want:
>
> What I want is to generate a brand new OWL file from excel sheet, and there is not necessarily a matching ontology 
> that is already available!
>
> 1. tab2owl: This  was recommended by Trish Whetzel a while ago, I am not sure if this is still under active 
> development or not.
>
> java -jar tab2owl.jar -o "/home/spolavar/projects/ontology/data/brainregions/tab2owlTestingOntology.owl" -t 
> "/home/spolavar/projects/ontology/NMOMappingData/v5.3/Hippocampus_Hierarchies.csv" -g 
> "/home/spolavar/projects/ontology/data/brainregions/tab2owlTestingOntology_1.owl" -c 
> "/home/spolavar/projects/ontology/NMOMappingData/v5.3/testheaders.config" -r 
> "/home/spolavar/projects/ontology/NMOMappingData/v5.3/test_report.txt"
>
> ***********************
> OWL Class Creator v1.4
> ***********************
> Loading ontology...An unexpected error has occurred in OWLCLassEditor URI is not absolute
>
> 2. populous: This tool seem to be expecting some pre-existing ontology structure in place and it is showing the 
> matching concepts between the excel and the ontology that is loaded.
>
> I am attaching the tab separated file that I have prepared to execute tab2owl just to give a sense of how i am trying 
> to convert.
>
> Did either of you had used one of these tools including the Mapping master for something similar!
> Thanks
> Sridevi
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Matthew Horridge <matthew.horridge at stanford.edu 
> <mailto:matthew.horridge at stanford.edu>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Sridevi,
>
>     The plugin that you mentioned hasn't been updated for a long time and is probably incompatible with Protege 4.1.
>      As Martin said, MappingMaster will be available for Protege 4 in future and you can use it in Protege 3 now.  You
>     might also want to take a look at a tool called Populous which can be used to create ontologies from spreadsheets.
>      The website for Populous is here:
>
>     http://www.e-lico.eu/?q=populous
>
>     Cheers,
>
>     Matthew
>
>
>
>     On 9 Jan 2012, at 10:52, sridevi polavaram wrote:
>
>     > Hi,
>     > Does anybody know if there is a protege 4.1 compatible plugin for converting excel to owl format? I found excel
>     import here http://protegewiki.stanford.edu/wiki/Excel_Import but I couldn't get it activated on protege 4.0. For
>     some reason, this plugin doesn't show in check for plugins!
>     >
>     > I am looking for a tool that supports to create classes, is_a (single), synonyms (multiple), part_of (multiple)
>     > I would really appreciate for any references that you may have!
>     > Thanks
>     > Sridevi
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