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[protege-discussion] Protege 3.3.1 DB Schema

Jennifer Vendetti vendetti at
Mon Feb 23 17:49:31 PST 2009

Hello Dennis,

O'neill, Dennis wrote:
> However, the issue we are dealing with is that the one of the ontologies
> I currently have is too large for MS SharePoint to process efficiently
> as an XML import. For certain uses (SharePoint libraries), we only need
> a subset, and hence want to filter the entries before XML export/import.

You might consider modularizing your ontology.  There is a plug-in 
called "PROMPT" that can (among other things) assist you in extracting 
portions of your ontology:

In Protege 3.3.1, the project inclusion mechanism was not supported for 
ontologies stored in Protege's database back-end, but this is now 
supported in Protege 3.4.

> Having looked at the DB that is generated, I can see how it is really an
> export of the Frame meta-database; but that is exactly the thing we want
> to decipher. If I understood the format, perhaps I could post-process it
> into a true ontology DB (tables for class instances, for example) that
> we could then do our queries over.

Perhaps writing an export plug-in for this task would work:


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