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[protege-owl] Importing instances in an ontology

??? ytbyun at
Thu Sep 14 18:03:18 PDT 2006

I have a question. Where do I add the command "Merging....."?
I'm just a beginner. 
Thanks in advance.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Timothy Redmond" <tredmond at>
To: "User support for the Protege-OWL editor" <protege-owl at>
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: [protege-owl] Importing instances in an ontology

> This is not currently a recommended approach.  But it is possible  
> that you can achieve you objective by adding a command of the form
>     MergingNarrowFrameStore.get(kb).delete 
> (tripleStore.getNarrowFrameStore()).
> If this works it will delete the NarrowFrameStore from the backing  
> stores.  The MergingNarrowFrameStore method is a static method that  
> finds the MergingNarrowFrameStore for a project.   This is very close  
> to where the data for the ontologies are provided.
> But there  probably could be other problems at this point (cache's  
> still have reference to the old data).  Your mileage may vary.
> -Timothy
> On Sep 14, 2006, at 6:54 AM, Ioannis Athanasiadis wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am facing the following problem: In the current implementation  
>> its impossible
>> to unload an imported ontology without reloading the whole project  
>> from the
>> beggining. Is there any way to change the imports without saving  
>> and reloading
>> the project using the API or the GUI?
>> From the GUI when you modify the import statements nothing changes.
>> Using tripleStoreManager.deleteTripleStore(ts) and then  
>> owlModel.flushCache(),
>> deletes the triplestore that refere to the imported ontology, but  
>> the memory use
>> in unaffected.
>> The tripleStoreManager.deleteTripleStore(ts) method mentions that  
>> that its
>> required to:
>> // TODO! mnfs.delete(tripleStore.getNarrowFrameStore());
>> bus seems not to be working...
>> Any hints? Any workarounds?
>> Regards, Ioannis
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> The MergingNarrowFrameStore method is a static method that finds
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