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[protege-discussion] Function Feature List for Protege? Protege vs. a Database

Jennifer Vendetti vendetti at
Fri Jul 2 16:19:05 PDT 2010

Hi Ron,

Ray Fergerson gave a lecture in June of 2005 at the Protege Short Course 
in which (among other things) he discussed the similarities and 
differences between Protege and databases.  This was one of the few 
short courses that we videotaped.  I extracted the snippet of his 
lecture where he talks about this issue and posted it on Protege's 
YouTube channel:

Protege has a YouTube channel!  Just in case anyone missed that in the 
previous paragraph.  :)


On 7/1/2010 1:14 PM, Ron Schultz wrote:
> Is there a document that summarizes the functions and features of 
> Protege? I know I can dig this out through all the documentation 
> present, but I was wondering if a summarization was available somewhere.
> I am running into issues in discussing the capabilities of Protege - 
> all too often someone in the audience asserts 'well - that's just a 
> simple database! Why use Protege - anyone can build that as a simple 
> database application.' I know from much personal experience that 
> that's not the case - but I am tired of answering this all too often 
> asked question. I want to be able to hand someone a list of functions 
> and features and say - 'Ok - here's what's required. Tell me what 
> database can do all this. Or tell me how much its going to cost to 
> write an application to do all this.'
> Any pointers or references would be much appreciated.
> Ron
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