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[protege-owl] API's

Anthony McCallum mccallum.anthony at
Sun Jan 3 19:29:29 PST 2010

Ok, that's what I was looking for.  Thanks!

On 3-Jan-10, at 3:04 PM, protege-owl-request at wrote:

> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2010 17:07:04 -0800
> From: Timothy Redmond <tredmond at>
> To: User support for the Protege-OWL editor
> 	<protege-owl at>
> Subject: Re: [protege-owl] API's
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> Anthony McCallum wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I have a quick question.  What exactly is the difference between the
>> OWL API and the Protege-OWL API?
> The Protege (3) OWL API is an older API with a long history.  It was
> started while the (DAML) standard was at a fairly early stage and is
> warped a bit from the attempt to get an OWL API to work on top of
> frames.  The primary motivation for using this API is that you might
> need some features that come with Protege 3 that you would not be able
> to access with the Manchester OWL API.
> The Manchester OWL API is a more recent api which is very elegantly
> written and is based closely on standards.  I think that this is an
> excellent OWL API because the coding is done at the level  
> abstraction of
> the OWL specification.  The Manchester OWL api is what is used by  
> Protege 4.
> -TImothy

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