Question: Creating A Owl File From A Tree-View Data
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8.3 years ago by
aghili.babak70 wrote:

I have a Win32 application that connects to some database tables, reads the data and loads it in tree-view, so I can drill down in the tree hierarchy and see Ok, Human Biology has some things like Human Genome, and now let's open that node, Ok Human Genome has some Chromosomes, and Chromosomes have Chromosome X, Chromosome Y, etc...

Now: I want to be able to convert the same data that the application shows into a OWL format that I can see it in Protege too.

What do I need? Do I need a framework and library that does that? Or is it just a matter of reading the data from that Windows application and writing them into a hierarchy?

I guess my confusion comes from the Goolging I did and saw many OWL parsers, OWL Writers, etc...

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.0 years ago by Biostar ♦♦ 20 • written 8.3 years ago by aghili.babak70

I am afraid you have to be a bit more specific in your question. It would be good to know which Windows application you are talking about and what ontology you are looking at. If it is a custom built ontology in a proprietary database, then there might be no other way than writing a program that saves the database contents as an OWL file.

ADD REPLYlink written 8.3 years ago by Joachim2.9k
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8.1 years ago by
Maastricht, the Netherlands
Andra Waagmeester3.2k wrote:

Technically I can suggest to look into:

  1. D2R. This framework is meant to export relational data into RDF.
  2. Jena a Java framework
  3. ARC2 a php framework

Like Joachim I am missing a bit of context. Personally I often find protege a bit overkill. I could totally be wrong, but I have the impression that Cytoscape might help you as well.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 8.1 years ago • written 8.1 years ago by Andra Waagmeester3.2k
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