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[protege-discussion] Protege-frames or Protege-OWL

Samson Tu swt at
Thu Aug 14 15:52:43 PDT 2008

Both Protege 3.x [1] and Protege 4 [2] have APIs that you can use in 
your application.

OWL is a possible reasoner if you can formulate your diagnosis as a 
classification problem.


Safran, Tracy (NIH/NCI) [C] wrote:
> Have you looked at the NCI Enterprise Vocabulary Services?  We provide
> API access to the National Cancer Institute Thesaurus.  That might work
> for you.
> Tracy M. Safran
> SAIC Contractor
> EVS Support
> 301-402-1537
> -----Original Message-----
> From: M. jack [mailto:mall_bidon at] 
> Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 6:05 AM
> To: protege-discussion at
> Subject: [protege-discussion] Protege-frames or Protege-OWL
> Hello,
> I have to do a medical ontology concerning cancer. At the begining, I
> was
> using Protege 4.0 alpha, because I thought it was the last version, and
> therefore the best one. But, now I am asking question to myself given
> that
> the ontology has to be used by an other application, and with
> protege-owl
> 4.0 I have the impression that it is not possible. 
> In fact, there will be some image processing first, to find every
> histological characteristics on images related to cancer, and then the
> ontology will deliver a diagnosis. It means that the pre-work done by
> the
> image processing will be used by the ontology in other words protege to
> make
> a diagnosis. Is it possible with protege 4.0 alpha? With any protege-OWL
> editor? Or with a Protege-Frames editor?
> I am not even sure that an ontology can be used like that. Maybe there
> is
> something that I don't understand at all with ontologies and with
> Protege. 
> Thank you very much for the help. 

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