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[protege-owl] Distributed Onotolgy modeling with Protege?

phend phendler at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 29 21:54:07 PDT 2008


Thank you.
I'm at the SNOMED IHTSDO meeting in Helsingor DK and will ask here too.


Timothy Redmond wrote:
> 
> 
>> But another question presents itself.  Even if one instance
>> of Protege could do this, it would not be practical to model SNOMED  
>> with one
>> user on one machine at a time. We would need a way of doing  
>> distributed
>> modeling.  Does Protege support multiple users modifying the same  
>> OWL file?
>> If not, does anyone know of an OWL modeling platform that would allow
>> distributed modeling of a massive ontology such as SNOMED?
> 
> Yes Protege does support such distributed mode [1].  SNOMED would be  
> loaded on a single machine and the clients would  be accessing the  
> server remotely.  There are a few other options for doing this type of  
> work (Sesame) but I don't know much about how to use them, or what is  
> possible with them.
> 
>>  We are able to
>> classify the entire un modified SNOMED ontology (we have not yet  
>> added any
>> negation, disjunction, GCI's or Universal restrictions).  I was asking
>> earlier if Protege running on a massive machine with 64 bit Linux  
>> and 16
>> gigs of RAM would be able to load this ontology (of nearly 500K  
>> terms) and
>> be able to add new terms with the so far unused features that  
>> distinguish
>> SHOIN from EL+.
> 
> I don't know the real answer to this.  In theory it should work fine.
> 
> -Timothy
> 
> [1]
> http://protegewiki.stanford.edu/index.php/Protege_Client-Server_Tutorial
> 
> 
> On Oct 22, 2008, at 2:54 AM, phend wrote:
> 
>>
>> At Kaiser we are considering moving SNOMED to OWL-DL (SHOIN).  We  
>> are able to
>> classify the entire un modified SNOMED ontology (we have not yet  
>> added any
>> negation, disjunction, GCI's or Universal restrictions).  I was asking
>> earlier if Protege running on a massive machine with 64 bit Linux  
>> and 16
>> gigs of RAM would be able to load this ontology (of nearly 500K  
>> terms) and
>> be able to add new terms with the so far unused features that  
>> distinguish
>> SHOIN from EL+.  But another question presents itself.  Even if one  
>> instance
>> of Protege could do this, it would not be practical to model SNOMED  
>> with one
>> user on one machine at a time. We would need a way of doing  
>> distributed
>> modeling.  Does Protege support multiple users modifying the same  
>> OWL file?
>> If not, does anyone know of an OWL modeling platform that would allow
>> distributed modeling of a massive ontology such as SNOMED?
>>
>>
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