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[protege-discussion] Creating an application using protege-OWL API to create Individuals using forms and graphwidgets

Tania Tudorache tudorache at
Tue Jun 24 14:46:57 PDT 2008


Please ask in future protege-owl related questions on the protege-owl  
mailing list:

You can start by going to the developer documentation pages:

and then go to the Protege-OWL programmer's guide:


Sarah Semantic wrote:
> Hi,
> Please be patient with me as I am new into all of this and please I 
> really need your help and advice. 
> I now know how to use protege, create an ontology and create instances 
> using the individuals tab, I have also played quiet a lot with the 
> graph widget. (I have been through most of the tutorials)
> I now have to create a java application that will:
>     - display an ontology (OWL file  in RDF/XML)(the user won't be 
> able to modify it)
>     -  allow a user to create instances of this ontology by either 
> using forms or the graph widget facility.
> I am using Eclipse and I have to use the protege OWL API.
> I think I need in my interface:
>  the OWL CLASSES Tab using the Properties view to display the ontology
> the INDIVIDUALS tab as it is where the instances are created using the 
> defined forms and for some slots the graph widget.
> Once the individuals are created the OWL file in RDF/XML is update 
> with the new instances.
> Where do I need to start, do you have any simple example showing how 
> to do this with the protege OWL API in Eclipse?
> Where do I input an OWL file created using protege into my java 
> application for it to be displayed and then updates using this 
> application?
> Is it possible? Please any help is very welcome as I am a beginner 
> and so willing to learn and make progress.
> Sarah
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