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[protege-discussion] protege with other languages

manjula wijewickrema manjula53 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 20:13:51 PDT 2010


Hi Timothy,

Thanks for your reply. I will try to follow your guidence.

Manjula

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Timothy Redmond <tredmond at stanford.edu>wrote:

>  On 04/16/2010 02:06 AM, manjula wijewickrema wrote:
>
> Dear Timothy,
>
> Thanks a lot for your reply. It courages me to study furthermore. The last
> issue, I have asked is, if Protege supports to any other languages (say
> Sinhala) then what is the procedure we can follow to use Sinhala in order to
> build ontologies in Protege (just instead of default English language)?
>
>
> Actually there is something else to say and I should have mentioned this in
> my earlier post.  It is very likely that you want all your concepts to have
> both english and sinhala names (and perhaps some other languages also).  In
> addition depending on who is viewing the ontology, you may want it to be
> seen in whatever language they use.
>
> There is a standard accepted way to do this.  Instead of expecting the
> concepts in the ontology to be viewed by their resource name, you give each
> concept an rdfs:label annotation value.  Users are then expected to use the
> rdfs:label field to view the name of each concept in the ontology.  Each
> rdfs:label annotation can include a language specification.  So for Sinhala
> you would use "sin" to indicate the language.  For english you would use
> en.  Thus different people with different default languages can see the same
> ontology in their language.
>
> This way of writing an ontology is fully supported in Protege 3 and 4 and
> will be understood by owl tools in general.
>
> -Timothy
>
>
>
>
>  Are there any references (i.e. Wiki pages or something else) which have
> described these kinds of scenarios?
>
> Thanx in advance
> Manjula
>
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Timothy Redmond <tredmond at stanford.edu>wrote:
>
>>
>> A question very similar to this was answered very recently.  Sinhala is
>> included in the unicode standard (chart attached).  Unicode is fully
>> supported by Protege.
>> There are a couple of system specific issues that come up though.  There
>> is the issue of telling the operating system to support sinhala keyboard
>> input.  I am able to do this on my linux machine here but I can't speak for
>> your system.  I have done similar things on os x and windows machines.
>>
>> Finally there is the question of whether your java installation includes
>> all the needed fonts.  This isn't working so well on my linux machine but I
>> would bet that windows and os x machines will do fine.  This last issue is
>> something that I don't understand so well at the moment.  I would like to
>> know how to fix this.
>>
>> -Timothy
>>
>> manjula wijewickrema wrote:
>>
>>>  Hello,
>>>  I am a new one leyman for Protege. Is there any possibility of useing
>>> Sinhala language (Sinhala comes with Unicode) to make ontologies with
>>> Protege. If so how can I change the language to Sinhala? Is there any
>>> material to refer?
>>>  Thanks,
>>> Manjula.
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