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[protege-discussion] Prompt/ccomparing/merging

Samson Tu swt at
Fri Feb 9 09:16:40 PST 2007

You can use Prompt to compare two ontologies and move classes, 
instances, & properties from the two to a third one.


Victor Manuel wrote:
> Dear all. Thanks all lot for the information. Although useful, I still 
> do not quite understand how to use PROMPT. I do not have different 
> versions of the same ontology, I have instead two different ontologies I 
> need to compare, visualize and manipulate both at the same time. I would 
> like to have both ontologies opened at the same time, also I would like 
> to allow domain experts (not Knowledge engineers) to move classes, 
> instances, properties, from one ontology to the other. Could I use 
> PROMPT for these kind of tasks?
> Also is there any way for me to visualize side-by-side two ontologies 
> and graphically manipulate them?
> */Jennifer Vendetti <vendetti at>/* wrote:
>     Victor,
>     Victor Manuel wrote:
>      > I need to compare two ontologies, both are some how orthogonal.
>      > Ontology A has 54 classes, and ontology B has 45 classes. Both were
>      > developed in OWL. Could I use PROMPT in order to compare them?
>     The Prompt plug-in works with the Protege-OWL editor. There is a lot of
>     documentation for this plug-in on our Wiki:
>     Jennifer

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