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[protege-owl] OWL-API: .jars to get started?

Timothy Redmond tredmond at
Mon Nov 22 15:16:03 PST 2010

On 11/22/2010 01:00 PM, thealy wrote:
> Timothy-
> I have added the owlapi-bin.jar to my classpath, but I'm still unable 
> to resolve several classes from this example that I'm trying to use:

The problem is that this example describes how to use an api that is 
incompatible with the Manchester OWL api.

The web page that you include describes how to program using the Protege 
3 OWL api.  You would use this api if you wanted to build a Protege 3 
plugin or you have need of some specific Protege 3 functionality.  
Otherwise I would not particularly recommend this api.  The jars for the 
Protege 3 OWL api can be found in a Protege 3 distribution.  You will 
need protege.jar and the jars in the directory 

If you are programming against the Manchester OWL api (owlapi-bin.jar) 
and not writing a Protege 4 plugin, then the recommended place to look 
for documentation would be

If you are programming against the Manchester OWL and you are 
additionally writing a plugin then you will also need to look at the 
documentation here:


> -Terry
> The example that
> Timothy Redmond wrote:
>> On 11/22/2010 11:39 AM, thealy wrote:
>>> Using Protege-OWL 4.1 Beta.
>>> I'm attempting to do development work based on several .owl ontology 
>>> files our group is working on. I have searched all around the Wiki, 
>>> etc. but can't find a straightforward list and source for all the 
>>> necessary .jar file(s) I need to use some of the example code that 
>>> appears to be just what I need to get rolling - using OWLModel, 
>>> OWLNamedClass, OWLIndividual classes.
>> If you are just working with the OWL API (e.g. you are not building a 
>> Protege 4 plugin) then you only need one jar, owlapi-bin.jar, which 
>> can be found at There is also some 
>> documentation there showing how to do different things using the owl 
>> api.
>> If you are developing a Protege 4.1 plugin, then there is a 
>> documentation page here
>> This page includes information on how to set up an eclipse or 
>> intellij IDE.  There is also some explanation of how to write a 
>> plugin (including how to put together a skeleton project for your 
>> plugin in five minutes).
>> -Timothy
>>> Can someone send me a URL where I can download them?
>>> Thanks.
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