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[protege-discussion] unwanted prefix when importing with DataMaster

Monica Philippart geoffmonica at
Wed Mar 26 13:06:22 PDT 2008

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Thank you for all your useful tips.


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Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 2:59 PM
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Subject: [protege-discussion] unwanted prefix when importing with DataMaster

Great Csongor ! A wealth of ideas,  thank you.
(referring to mail of 2008-03-21  : DataMaster - mapping columns to class 

I am applying your solution b) trying to modify temporarily the ontology.
there is a problem:
When the database is imported with DataMaster, the newly created slots are 
named after the table column names with a damn prefix “db:”.  For example if

in the table there is a column “city”, in the ontology will be created a 
slot “db:city”. I seems cannot either avoid that prefix “db:” nor changing
old ontology  to prepare a slot “db:city” since protégé does not allows me
rename entities ( either slots or features) by placing that prefix. What can
do to get rid of that “db:” ?? It is a critical problem, because I need to 
handle tens of thousand of instances, I cannot think to edit them one by


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