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[protege-discussion] Problem with rendering by label in Protege 4.1

Anna Zhukova zhutchok at
Mon May 9 01:11:37 PDT 2011

Thanks Timothy! It did fix my problem. I had no languages at all 
specified in the Configure panel, that's why it was not working.

>> Date: Fri, 06 May 2011 07:12:17 -0700
>> From: Timothy Redmond<tredmond at>
>> To: protege-discussion at
>> Subject: Re: [protege-discussion] Problem with rendering by label in
>>     Protege 4.1
>> Message-ID:<4DC401C1.9090202 at>
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>> On 05/06/2011 03:18 AM, Anna Zhukova wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm using Protege 4.1rc1 and render my ontology classes by rdfs:label.
>>> It works fine until I set the label language. If the label language is
>>> specified, then the class ID instead of it's label is represented in
>>> the class hierarchy tree...
>> This happens because the language settings configured for Protege don't
>> match the language settings of the ontology.  The language settings for
>> Protege can be set by
>>     1. clicking View->Custom Rendering
>>     2. ensuring that "Render by Annotation Property" is set
>>     3. clicking "Configure"
>> At the bottom of the resulting panel (which should look like the
>> attached diagram) you should see some languages specified.  In my case
>> the langauges are specified to be English, US English, Portuguese and
>> "no language specified" (the !).  Adding the ! at the end is important
>> and might be your problem.  I don't know Portuguese but it is there for
>> testing the pizza ontology.
>> With these settings, if an ontology has an entity with a label which
>> specifies the English language then it will render with that label.  If
>> the entity has a label that is a French label then it will not be
>> shown.  The "!" ensures that entities with labels that are strings or
>> plain literals without a specified language will be displayed by label.
>> -Timothy 

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