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[protege-dev] [Protege 3.4] Developing a plugin to visualize the FMA. Have a few question

Tania Tudorache tudorache at
Tue Sep 16 15:16:07 PDT 2014

The pprj files can only be opened by the Protege 3.x series (and 
earlier). Protege 3 is not under development anymore, it is in 
maintenance mode.

Rather than using the pprj/pont/pins files, I would recommend using the 
OWL file 
and develop a plugin for Protege 4 or 5. Here are some instructions:

BioPortal also offers some nice dynamic visualizations of the 
ontologies, including FMA, e.g.:

that you can embed in your application, if it fits the purpose.


On 09/16/2014 03:06 PM, Luchen wrote:
> So as the title says, i'm trying to develop a plugin the visualizes a fairly
> simple visualization model for the Foundational model of anatomy (
> <>   ) which has
> been kind of problematic. I've tried searching and couldn't find an answer.
> My problem began trying to set up the FMA  following this guide:
> <>
> found here:
> <>
> The first problem i encountered is that i couldn't open the .pprj file and
> after being unable to find a way to do it i switched to Protegé 3.4. Now
> comes my next problem. I cant seem to find plugin development documentation
> for that version of protege and even though there are some projects out
> there, it's easy to get overwhlemed by the source and i'm not too kin on
> reusing large portions of code that i don't really understand.
> If there's any documentation out there that could help me it'd be greatly
> appreciated.
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