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achandra at usgs.gov
Fri Oct 9 14:33:26 PDT 2009
I was asked to do the following work for someone and before I asked those
questions I already had gone to those websites and tried to explain to
her. She was not satisfied and I posted that query. Thank you for your
"We know that ontologies can be created in both software packages, but
please describe what we can then do with the ontologies once they are
Does the software support functions and processes for ontology
applications? Does it for example allow data integration from two
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Aashique <achandra at usgs.gov>
10/09/2009 04:20 PM
The answer to your question is: depends on your problem.
Using ontologies can be useful in many domains, but you have to
understand that using an ontology just for the sake of it does not make
too much sense. After you understand what ontologies are and what is
your problem you try to solve, you can investigate whether or not
ontologies can be useful for you.
If you know nothing or very little about ontologies maybe you should
start with reading the wikipedia entry on this topic
and following the pointers of interest from there. The following article
is also very good:
If you are in doubt how to apply ontologies by using Protege, you can
find very good help in the Protege website's documentation section:
I hope this helps,
> Would somebody please explain to me How to apply ontology once it is
> created? I just started working in this field and would appreciate
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