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Marisa Santos Amaro
Hello everybody:
 
I´ve read several notes about OWLViz and other visualization tools and I´m  a little disappointed with the resources provided by available Protege plugins, like OWLViz, Ontoviz, TGViz and Jambalaya.
I guess I´m not being able to take advantage of these tools .. 
I just want to get a printable output of my OWL ontology, showing classes, properties and individuals, but no software gives me a complete solution. Here are some conclusions from my experience until now:
 
                                                                      OWLViz              Ontoviz     TGViz   Jamabalaya
-provides a printable output (jpeg, e.g.)           yes, but it´                    no         no             no
                                             so small that it is almost useless
-provides a hierarchical tree as ouput format         yes                        yes        no             no
-provides a hyperbolic tree as output format           no                        no          yes           no
-shows individuals                                               no                         yes       yes            no
-shows object properties                                      no                        no         yes            yes
-shows class hierarchy (is-a relationships)            yes             yes, but I´ve     yes            yes
                                                                                        just get display
                                                                                 up 2 levels of classes 
 
What tool do you usually use to show/print your ontology on a graphic format  ?
 
Thanks.
Marisa.

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Re: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Morozov, Anna (DWLBC)
Hi all,
 
And a follow up question: How can I print out the taxonomy? With or without any plugged-in visualisation tools? Is there any other option rather that using the print-screen functionality?
 
Thank you.
Anna
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Subject: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Hello everybody:
 
I´ve read several notes about OWLViz and other visualization tools and I´m  a little disappointed with the resources provided by available Protege plugins, like OWLViz, Ontoviz, TGViz and Jambalaya.
I guess I´m not being able to take advantage of these tools .. 
I just want to get a printable output of my OWL ontology, showing classes, properties and individuals, but no software gives me a complete solution. Here are some conclusions from my experience until now:
 
                                                                      OWLViz              Ontoviz     TGViz   Jamabalaya
-provides a printable output (jpeg, e.g.)           yes, but it´                    no         no             no
                                             so small that it is almost useless
-provides a hierarchical tree as ouput format         yes                        yes        no             no
-provides a hyperbolic tree as output format           no                        no          yes           no
-shows individuals                                               no                         yes       yes            no
-shows object properties                                      no                        no         yes            yes
-shows class hierarchy (is-a relationships)            yes             yes, but I´ve     yes            yes
                                                                                        just get display
                                                                                 up 2 levels of classes 
 
What tool do you usually use to show/print your ontology on a graphic format  ?
 
Thanks.
Marisa.

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Re: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Mark Feblowitz
My preference is to use Ontoviz. IT does provide a printable form - you just have to know howto use it.

Here's how: Click the Op button in the Ontovix controls and select "save as gif". Then re-display the graph. You'll find the picture in the same directory as the ontology file.

Mark


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Hi all,
 
And a follow up question: How can I print out the taxonomy? With or without any plugged-in visualisation tools? Is there any other option rather that using the print-screen functionality?
 
Thank you.
Anna
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Sent: Tuesday, 5 December 2006 10:18 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Hello everybody:
 
I´ve read several notes about OWLViz and other visualization tools and I´m  a little disappointed with the resources provided by available Protege plugins, like OWLViz, Ontoviz, TGViz and Jambalaya.
I guess I´m not being able to take advantage of these tools ..
I just want to get a printable output of my OWL ontology, showing classes, properties and individuals, but no software gives me a complete solution. Here are some conclusions from my experience until now:
 
                                                                      OWLViz              Ontoviz     TGViz   Jamabalaya
-provides a printable output (jpeg, e.g.)           yes, but it´                    no         no             no
                                             so small that it is almost useless
-provides a hierarchical tree as ouput format         yes                        yes        no             no
-provides a hyperbolic tree as output format           no                        no          yes           no
-shows individuals                                               no                         yes       yes            no
-shows object properties                                      no                        no         yes            yes
-shows class hierarchy (is-a relationships)            yes             yes, but I´ve     yes            yes
                                                                                        just get display
                                                                                 up 2 levels of classes
 
What tool do you usually use to show/print your ontology on a graphic format  ?
 
Thanks.
Marisa.

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Re: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Jennifer Vendetti
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Marisa,

Your analysis of the Jambalaya plug-in is somewhat incorrect.  This
plug-in is worth a second look because it is being actively developed
and supported by the University of Victoria.

1).  It does provide a printable output via the "Jambalaya" menu.  Click
Jambalaya -> File -> Export to Image File...

2).  It does provide a hierarchical tree as an output.  From the
Jambalaya menu, choose Quick Views -> Class Tree (or Class & Individual
Tree).  This changes the view in the main window to a tree view.  You
can then save the tree to an image file using the process I outlined in #1.

3).  I think you are right about not providing a hyperbolic view, but
you might try the radial layout to see if it meets your needs.

4).  It does show individuals.  Click the "Node Filter" button on the
Jambalaya toolbar and make sure that Individuals is checked.

Further documentation for Jambalaya is available on their Web site:
http://www.thechiselgroup.org/?q=jambalaya.

I noticed that someone else has already responded to the list with
instructions for generating images with Ontoviz.

Jennifer

Marisa Santos Amaro wrote:

> Hello everybody:
>  
> I´ve read several notes about OWLViz and other visualization tools and
> I´m  a little disappointed with the resources provided by available
> Protege plugins, like OWLViz, Ontoviz, TGViz and Jambalaya.
> I guess I´m not being able to take advantage of these tools ..
> I just want to get a printable output of my OWL ontology,
> showing classes, properties and individuals, but no software gives me
> a complete solution. Here are some conclusions from my
> experience until now:
>  
>                                                                      
> OWLViz              Ontoviz     TGViz   Jamabalaya
> -provides a printable output (jpeg, e.g.)           yes, but
> it´                    no         no             no
>                                              so small that it
> is almost useless
> -provides a hierarchical tree as ouput format        
> yes                        yes        no             no
> -provides a hyperbolic tree as output format          
> no                        no          yes           no
> -shows individuals                                              
> no                         yes       yes            no
> -shows object properties                                      
> no                        no         yes            yes
> -shows class hierarchy (is-a relationships)            yes            
> yes, but I´ve     yes            yes
>                                    
>                                                      just get display
>                                                                                
>  up 2 levels of classes
>  
> What tool do you usually use to show/print your ontology on a graphic
> format  ?
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Re: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Michael Wessel-2
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Am Tuesday 05 December 2006 00:58 schrieb Morozov, Anna (DWLBC):
> Hi all,
>
> And a follow up question: How can I print out the taxonomy? With or
> without any plugged-in visualisation tools? Is there any other
> option rather that using the print-screen functionality?
>
> Thank you.
> Anna

Hi Anna,

you can use RacerPorter for that. Simply go to the taxonomy pane,
click the right mouse button on the background and select the
"Print..." popup item. You must then specifiy "Print to file". On
Windows, you must have selected a generic Postscript printer; this
will then basically produce a Postscript file of the taxonomy. Also
the "Graph"  checkbox should probably be checked.

Regards,

Michael

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Re: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Marisa Santos Amaro
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On 12/4/06, Jennifer Vendetti <[hidden email]> wrote:
Marisa,

Your analysis of the Jambalaya plug-in is somewhat incorrect.  This
plug-in is worth a second look because it is being actively developed
and supported by the University of Victoria.
 
 Maybe I need to know more about the right way to use Jambalaya. Your comments
here helped me so much. Thank you.

1).  It does provide a printable output via the "Jambalaya" menu.  Click
Jambalaya -> File -> Export to Image File...
 
Right, I couldn´t see Jambalaya menu before you tell me it. Thanks. 

2).  It does provide a hierarchical tree as an output.  From the
Jambalaya menu, choose Quick Views -> Class Tree (or Class & Individual
Tree).  This changes the view in the main window to a tree view.  You
can then save the tree to an image file using the process I outlined in #1.
 
Yes, Jambalaya built a tree, but I think I´ll have to study the manual to get
a better visibility for all (or, if necessary, part of) model entities.
Concerning to object properties, Jambalaya uses different types of arc to each property defined by the ontology, doesn´t it ? It can draw a little confused tree in some situations. How do you define
these arcs ?  Do you modify each arc to use only one kind ?   
 

3).  I think you are right about not providing a hyperbolic view, but
you might try the radial layout to see if it meets your needs.

4).  It does show individuals.  Click the "Node Filter" button on the
Jambalaya toolbar and make sure that Individuals is checked.
 
 
I´ve tried it before, but Node Filter didn´t  show Individuals option. I guess I was using "Class Tree", not "Class & Individuals Tree" . Now, I could get Individual nodes in my view.

Further documentation for Jambalaya is available on their Web site:
http://www.thechiselgroup.org/?q=jambalaya.

I noticed that someone else has already responded to the list with
instructions for generating images with Ontoviz.

Jennifer

Marisa Santos Amaro wrote:

> Hello everybody:
>
> I´ve read several notes about OWLViz and other visualization tools and
> I´m  a little disappointed with the resources provided by available
> Protege plugins, like OWLViz, Ontoviz, TGViz and Jambalaya.
> I guess I´m not being able to take advantage of these tools ..
> I just want to get a printable output of my OWL ontology,
> showing classes, properties and individuals, but no software gives me
> a complete solution. Here are some conclusions from my
> experience until now:
>
>
> OWLViz              Ontoviz     TGViz   Jamabalaya
> -provides a printable output (jpeg, e.g.)           yes, but
> it´                    no         no             no
>                                              so small that it
> is almost useless
> -provides a hierarchical tree as ouput format
> yes                        yes        no             no
> -provides a hyperbolic tree as output format
> no                        no          yes           no
> -shows individuals
> no                         yes       yes            no
> -shows object properties
> no                        no         yes            yes
> -shows class hierarchy (is-a relationships)            yes
> yes, but I´ve     yes            yes
>
>                                                      just get display
>
>  up 2 levels of classes
>
> What tool do you usually use to show/print your ontology on a graphic
> format  ?
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Re: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Jennifer Vendetti
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Marisa,

Marisa Santos Amaro wrote:
> Yes, Jambalaya built a tree, but I think I´ll have to study the manual
> to get a better visibility for all (or, if necessary, part of) model
> entities.
You may find the Jambalaya -> Edit -> Change Root Classes...
functionality useful, which allows you to narrow the set of classes
displayed in the main part of the tab.
> Concerning to object properties, Jambalaya uses different types of
> arc to each property defined by the ontology, doesn´t it?
The default behavior is to use a different color for each arc that
represents your various properties.
> It can draw a little confused tree in some situations. How do
> you define these arcs ?  Do you modify each arc to use only one kind ?
Arcs are completely configurable from the Arc Filter dialog, which is
accessible on the Jambalaya toolbar.

Jennifer


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Re: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Maria Fátima Neves
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Hi Anna,

you can export the ontology to HTML format and then open it in a browser and
print the hierarchy. You have to execute the index file.

bye,

Maria de Fátima

Citando "Morozov, Anna (DWLBC)" <[hidden email]>:

> Hi all,
>
> And a follow up question: How can I print out the taxonomy? With or without
> any plugged-in visualisation tools? Is there any other option rather that
> using the print-screen functionality?
>
> Thank you.
> Anna
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]]On Behalf Of Marisa Santos
> Amaro
> Sent: Tuesday, 5 December 2006 10:18 AM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.
>
>
> Hello everybody:
>
> I´ve read several notes about OWLViz and other visualization tools and I´m  a
> little disappointed with the resources provided by available Protege plugins,
> like OWLViz, Ontoviz, TGViz and Jambalaya.
> I guess I´m not being able to take advantage of these tools ..
> I just want to get a printable output of my OWL ontology, showing classes,
> properties and individuals, but no software gives me a complete solution.
> Here are some conclusions from my experience until now:
>
>                                                                       OWLViz
>             Ontoviz     TGViz   Jamabalaya
> -provides a printable output (jpeg, e.g.)           yes, but it´
>       no         no             no
>                                              so small that it is almost
> useless
> -provides a hierarchical tree as ouput format         yes
>    yes        no             no
> -provides a hyperbolic tree as output format           no
>    no          yes           no
> -shows individuals                                               no
>               yes       yes            no
> -shows object properties                                      no
>           no         yes            yes
> -shows class hierarchy (is-a relationships)            yes             yes,
> but I´ve     yes            yes
>
>           just get display
>
>    up 2 levels of classes
>
> What tool do you usually use to show/print your ontology on a graphic format
> ?
>
> Thanks.
> Marisa.
>
>



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Re: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Holger Knublauch
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> I´ve read several notes about OWLViz and other visualization tools and
> I´m  a little disappointed with the resources provided by available
> Protege plugins, like OWLViz, Ontoviz, TGViz and Jambalaya.
> I guess I´m not being able to take advantage of these tools ..
> I just want to get a printable output of my OWL ontology,
> showing classes, properties and individuals, but no software gives me a
> complete solution.

Note that one of the benefits of using OWL is that you are not
necessarily tied to a single tool for your whole development life cycle.
  Even if you prefer Protege-OWL for ontology editing, then you can at
least exploit other tools' strengths to generate images etc.

If you do not limit yourself to a Protege-based solution, you may want
to look into tools like IsaViz [1] or TopBraid Composer [2]
(commercial).  Speaking with my TopQuadrant hat on, TopBraid does have
various visualization capabilities, including UML-like class diagrams
[3] or mixed instance-class diagrams as RDF graphs [4].  The class
diagrams can be directly saved to jpg files and are also used for HTML
generation [5].  The 30 days evaluation period of TopBraid might be
sufficient for your needs.

Holger

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/11/IsaViz/
[2] http://www.topbraidcomposer.com
[3] http://www.topbraidcomposer.com/featureClassDiagram.html
[4] http://www.topbraidcomposer.com/featureGraphs.html
[5] http://www.topbraidcomposer.com/featureHtmlExport.html


Here are some conclusions from my experience until now:

>  
>                                                                      
> OWLViz              Ontoviz     TGViz   Jamabalaya
> -provides a printable output (jpeg, e.g.)           yes, but
> it´                    no         no             no
>                                              so small that it is almost
> useless
> -provides a hierarchical tree as ouput format        
> yes                        yes        no             no
> -provides a hyperbolic tree as output format          
> no                        no          yes           no
> -shows individuals                                              
> no                         yes       yes            no
> -shows object properties                                      
> no                        no         yes            yes
> -shows class hierarchy (is-a relationships)            yes            
> yes, but I´ve     yes            yes
>                                    
>                                                      just get display
>                                                                                
>  up 2 levels of classes
>  
> What tool do you usually use to show/print your ontology on a graphic
> format  ?
>  
> Thanks.
> Marisa.
>
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Re: [protege-owl] Visualization tools.

Massimo Coletti
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Morozov, Anna (DWLBC) ha scritto:
> Hi all,
>  
> And a follow up question: How can I print out the taxonomy?
I have published a plugin, based on the Velocity tool, that you can use
to generate a wide range of outputs (from plain text, to HTML, XML, XMI
or SVG, depending on your knowledge of the output format). It is still
in an alpha version, but I am using it successfully for a lot of
quick-n-dirty reporting tasks. You will find it in the Wiki.

Otherwise I use a lot Jambalaya, and OWLViz/OntoViz as well.

Cheers,

Massimo



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