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[protege-owl] OBO to OWL

Juan Sequeda juanfederico at
Sun May 11 14:37:43 PDT 2008

You can use the following web service to translate OBO to OWL:

On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 1:43 AM, Paria Kashfi <hajar.kashfi at>

> Hi all,
> During my researches, I found Human Disease Ontology bu in OBO format
> I tried o use OBOConverter tab in Protege 3.3 to convert it to OWL. I
> faced some problems:
> I couldn't convert this ontology and add it to my own ontology- I found
> that there are some duplicate class names in these two ontologies - hence I
> tried to create a new project and do the same task. this time, I could see
> the converted ontology in my classes view but I realized that the structure
> of ontology has changed somehow- I 'd browsed this ontology in OBOEdit so I
> knew how should it look like-
> the first question raised in my mind was " is OBOConverted plugin
> reliable?"
> for the third try I downloaded OBOEdiPlugin to convert OBO to OWL using
> OBOEdit
> this time, the problem was that I could not run OBOEdit when this plugin
> is added in extensions folder as mentioned here
> I also tried to use this OWL version of Human Disease ontology
> but I couldn't open this ontology in Protege, there's a problem in OWL
> file as protege says!
> I hope someone can help me to find a correct version of Human Disease
> ontology in OWL or at least solve converting problems!
> Thank you in advance
> Paria
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Juan Sequeda

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Dept. of Computer Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
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