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[protege-discussion] Fwd: Re: modeling relations (was Re: protege_CODE_reuse_Chinese)

Timothy Redmond tredmond at
Wed Nov 17 11:42:46 PST 2010

Oops - I somehow dropped this from the mailing list.


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Subject: 	Re: modeling relations (was Re: [protege-discussion] 
Date: 	Wed, 17 Nov 2010 11:35:51 -0800
From: 	Timothy Redmond <tredmond at>
To: 	arvind reddy <arvindreddy11 at>

On 11/17/2010 11:04 AM, arvind reddy wrote:
> Yes , I modelled using object properties. But when I open the OWL-Viz 
> to see it graphically. I can see only (IS-A) relationship. Do I need 
> to import any libraries. If yes , could you please send me the 
> attachments.
> I attached an image with this mail which only shows IS-A relationship. 
> Instead of (is-A).  I want to model consmes, or anything for that 
> matter like referrer represents things.

This is really an OWL-Viz question, not a modeling question.  I would 
think you can get this in OWL viz but I would actually recommend 
ontograf (which comes with the latest Protege 4.1 beta) instead.  I have 
attached a diagram from ontograph.  Here the arrow from Consumer to 
Consumable represents the fact that the Consumer class is defined in 
terms of Consumable using the consumes property.  The individual timothy 
is found as an element of both the Consumer and Referer classes.  In 
addition it shows that timothy consumes a particular pizza and an 
ontology example (this is as close as I like to get to meta-modeling 
:)).  All of this diagram came from the original Relations ontology that 
I sent in my last message.


> Thanking you for the same
> Arvind
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 7:43 PM, Timothy Redmond 
> <tredmond at <mailto:tredmond at>> wrote:
>     A minor note, when you add an unrelated reply to an existing
>     thread you increase the chance that people will miss your message
>     and not respond.  I only noticed because I was making sure that
>     there was no new activity on the chinese language thread.
>         I want to model different kinds of relations in protege.
>         Whatever i model I can only see one kind of relationship(IS-a)
>         in OWL-Viz.
>         I want to add different relationships like referes to ,
>         consumes, isneeded by etc . How to model them. Is there a way
>         out there.
>     These can be modeled using object properties.  I made a small
>     ontology (not very good by modeling standards) with some examples.
>     -Timothy

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