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RE: Gene Ontology

From: Nigam Shah <nigam@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 10:16:43 -0800
To: "'Asad Bajwa'" <asad.bajwa@gmx.de>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000901c70d99$33880ca0$8119fea9@stanford.edu>

Hi Asad,

The National Center for Biomedical Ontology has created an OBO to OWL
mapping, which can be found at:


We will soon (soon = less than 10 days) release protégé plugins to
read in any OBO format file (including the GO) and convert them to
OWL. The bleeding edge code for the plugins can be found at:


The GO in OWL loads fine into protégé (make sure you have the max heap
size set to about 1GB).


public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org wrote on Tuesday, November 21,
2006 2:26 AM:

> Dear Group,
> Today i have a question regarding the Gene Ontology. It was
> originally build on the OBO format. Well i want to find out
> the most i can about the gene ontology. but my interests are
> in using the OWL Format. I don't know how "good" this owl file
> is, because it is generated automatically form the OBO format.
> So is there anyone having experience with the Gene Ontology
> and maybe advising me on that. The second point is, that the
> OWL File is about 10 MB. I did not test, trying to load it
> into my memory. As i know there are about 45.000 label declared in
> this ontology. 
> Well i am thinking about building a search agent by using this
> ontology. Before i need to start, i would like to know if someone is
> working with it. 
> Thanks in advance
> Kind Regards
> Asad Bajwa
Received on Tuesday, 21 November 2006 18:16:59 UTC

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