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[protege-discussion] Moving or Copying subtree of classes from one ontology to another

Samson Tu swt at
Thu Apr 29 11:39:38 PDT 2010


Another alternative is to use Protege 4.0's refactor/copy... facility.


On 4/29/2010 9:09 AM, Thomas Russ wrote:
> Should be on the protege-owl mailing list.
> On Apr 29, 2010, at 8:41 AM, McArthur, Christian wrote:
>> Howdy All!
>> The research group I am a member of is currently working with two
>> ontologies. We are currently using Protege 3.4 to modify the
>> ontologies (the professor leading the group likes the form based
>> approach to creating instances). Recently we have had situations where
>> we want to have a subtree of classes that exists in one ontology and
>> use it in the other ontology. I have not found a way to accomplish
>> this with Protege 3.4, so I've been modifying the XML/OWL files by
>> hand with a text editor (which can be annoying for a large group of
>> classes). Am I overlooking an easier way of moving/copying classes
>> from one ontology to another with Protege?
> I will assume that you have a reason for wanting to move them and not
> just import one ontology into another.
> I would look at the PROMPT tab.
> [Aside: This fails on the Mac using the Protege default look-and-feel.
> It works with the Mac look-and-feel, though.]
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