RE: [protege-discussion] [protege-discussion] Protégé VS ProtégéOWL
Hi Ricardo, Dona -
To that point, the eClassOwl ontology seems to be too large for the Protégé
platform. I'm on Protégé 3.2 beta and was only able to load about 120k
classes before it crashed my computer. There is also a disclaimer on the
website <http://www.heppnetz.de/eclassowl/> indicating that it "exceeds the
capabilities of many current ontology tools (e.g. Jena, Protégé,
vowlidator,...). and it is thus possible, depending on the configuration of
your system, that trying to load the files into such a tool will crash your
Does anyone have any advice on working around this?
I'm not sure about the scope of the e-commerce ontology you are looking for.
A few days ago there was an announcement of an e-business ontology in OWL
(see message below). I don't have any personal experience with that
ontology, but it might be interesting for you.
Have a great time
P.S.: I'll leave it to others to discuss the differences between Protégé
with Frames vs. OWL.
> From: "Martin Hepp" <[hidden email]>
> Date: June 16, 2006 6:11:21 AM CDT
> To: "AISWORLD Information Systems World Network"
> <[hidden email]>
> Subject: [isworld] eClassOWL: E-Business Ontology for Products and
> Services available
> Reply-To: "Martin Hepp" <[hidden email]>
> (apologies for cross-posting)
> Dear colleagues:
> After about 20 months of work, I am proud to announce the official
> release of eClassOWL, a comprehensive lightweight ontology for
> products and services in e-business scenarios. The ontology and
> comprehensive documentation is freely available at:
> http://www.heppnetz.de/eclassowl/ >
> eClassOWL contains
> - more than 75,000 ontology classes for various views on 25,658 types
> of products and services, plus
> - 5,525 properties for describing products and services instances, and
> - 4,544 value instances for typical enumerative data types.
> Due to its size, it may also be used as a benchmark for Semantic Web
> infrastructure and tools.
> eClassOWL covers 25 top-level categories of products and services, e.g.
> - Office supplies, furniture, equipment, and stationary
> - Organic and inorganic chemicals
> - Automation equipment and electrical engineering
> - Information Technology
> - Semi-finished products, materials
> - Automotive technology
> - Tools
> - Medicine, medical technology, life science
> - Occupational safety and accident prevention
> and many more.
> A visualization of the scope covered by eClassOWL is available at
> http://www.heppnetz.de/eclassowl/coverage.gif >
> For a full documentation on the content of the ontology, please check
> the eClassOWL User's Guide, which is also available at
> http://www.heppnetz.de/eclassowl/ >
> I hope this is a step towards making the Semantic Web a reality. Any
> comments and feedback is very welcome.
> Best wishes
> martin hepp
> e-mail: [hidden email] > web: http://www.heppnetz.de > skype: mfhepp
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> Check eClassOWL, the first real-world e-business ontology for products
> and services in OWL at http://www.heppnetz.de/eclassOWL >
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