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[protege-owl] Newbie question: having trouble with prefix mapping table
johna318 at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 11 11:40:35 PST 2010
Ive been using the Protégé Owl editor for about a week now and yesterday I
switched my preferences to use qnames for displaying the terms in my
I had previously downloaded the FOAF ontology and after changing to qnames I
saw almost all names display with their prefixes, including the base foaf
ones. (An exception was names from the SKOS ontology, which appeared
I didnt see any change in the display of my own ontology after changing
the preference, so I went into the prefix mapping table and created an entry
for it, using the option to have the editor grab the base URI for me.
After I did this I redisplayed my ontology and still didnt see the prefix
I also noticed that when I exited the program and restarted it my ontology
still did not display with my prefix, and moreover the prefix mapping I had
added previously was not in the table.
I had assumed that the table was editable, global (used for all taxonomies),
and persistent, but that didnt match my actual experience.
I read the help page on the prefix mapping table but it didnt clearly state
how it worked.
At this point not seeing the prefixes is just a minor nuisance, but Id
still like to understand how the program works and whether I am
doing/assuming something wrong or the prefix mapping table feature is not
Can anyone advise me?
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