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[protege-owl] Ontology from database schema?

Andreas Langegger al at
Fri Sep 1 03:49:04 PDT 2006

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Hi Jennifer,

thanks. I installed the 2.0b version and it worked. As you said, I had
to convert the original Frames project to OWL afterwards.

Also thanks for the information provided on the Wiki.


Jennifer Vendetti wrote:
> Hello Andy,
> Andreas Langegger wrote:
>> Hello Jennifer,
>> is it possible, that the DataGenie plugin does only support the JDBC-ODBC bridge? I tried to connect to a MySQL database putting the renamed driver.jar in the protégé root like for database projects.
> Sorry for the delay - I had to look into this a little bit.  The version 
> of the DataGenie plug-in (version 1.1) that is bundled with Protege only 
> supports JDBC-ODBC bridge.  However, the University of Washington 
> (original developers of the plug-in) released a newer version (version 
> 2.0.1) that supports JDBC.  I tried downloading it and it didn't work 
> out of the box.  So, I fixed a couple of minor bugs to get it working 
> and posted the new version on our Wiki:
> I was able to successfully connect to a MySQL database and do an import.
> Another thing to note - this plug-in was developed before Protege-OWL 
> existed.  A safer route might be to import your database via the 
> Protege-Frames editor and then convert to OWL (if you are interested in 
> OWL).
>> What's actually the difference between an OWL Database project (when creating new projects) and the DataGenie tab?
> The database project type in Protege means that your ontology will be 
> saved in Protege's databse format.  The DataGenie Tab is a plug-in that 
> allows you to import data from an arbitrary database into Protege (i.e., 
> a database that is not in the Protege format).
> Jennifer
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