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[protege-discussion] import instances from spreadsheet

Nick Drummond nick.drummond at cs.manchester.ac.uk
Wed Mar 19 05:29:09 PDT 2008


I'm just checking to see if the Protege4.0 excel import plugin [1] is  
working for the current version of Protege4.0.
It might be worth a look. I'll get back to you when I hear.

Nick

[1] http://www.co-ode.org/downloads/protege-x/plugins/#excel


On 19 Mar 2008, at 10:36, Jonathan Carter wrote:

> Hi,
>
> There are some good tools for importing already in Protégé. However,  
> in my experience, the approach you take mostly depends on whether  
> you are importing into an empty project/ontology or whether you need  
> to map instances from your spreadsheet into an existing class  
> hierarchy. Based on this, I've tried a few approaches with success -  
> ranging from Excel->XML and then pasting the new instances into the  
> PINS file of the Protégé Project (a bit of a hack) to using the  
> Script tab to add instances through the API (more robust).
>
> However, I'd recommend taking a look at the DataMaster Tab. It can  
> import instances from any JDBC or ODBC database. You can of course  
> present your Excel spreadsheet as an ODBC source. If you set up your  
> spreadsheet so that the columns in your sheet match the target  
> classes of the instances you want to import then it will bring them  
> all in for you.
>
> If you need a more complex intepretation of the data you have in the  
> spreadsheet - i.e. a simple mapping isn't possible, then you could  
> look at exporting the spreadsheet as XML and then doing some XSLT  
> over it to create the script that will add the instances you need.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> Jonathan
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: protege-discussion-bounces at lists.stanford.edu [mailto:protege-discussion-bounces at lists.stanford.edu 
> ] On Behalf Of Paul Smith
> Sent: 19 March 2008 08:13
> To: protege-discussion at lists.stanford.edu
> Subject: [protege-discussion] import instances from spreadsheet
>
> Hello,
>
> I need a suggestion from experienced. I want to import some data,  
> that I have in Excel, as instances in to an OWL-Ontology, there are  
> of course strict conceptual relationships between the dataset and  
> the ontology. Which way to import the data from the spreadsheet into  
> the ontology? shall I involve a reasoner (thinking to a Realization  
> Reasoning Service) or via XML ???
>
> Every solution is welcome
>
>
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