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Re: [HCLSIG Demo] Ontowiki as a GUI, SWAN, Neurocommons

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 09:41:57 -0500
Message-Id: <p06230901c21c65c14796@[]>
To: samwald@gmx.at
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

>Ontologies that are solely based on classes 
>(like the NeuronDB ontology) cannot be usefully 
>visualised / edited with Ontowiki, however. As 
>far as I know, this is true for all other 
>RDF/OWL browsers currently available.

We have a free tool called COE which can display 
any OWL ontology graphically and has no trouble 
with class hierarchies. It also supports editing 
and composing ontologies in the graphical 
interface. You can get it from  
http://cmap.ihmc.us/coe/. I suggest reading the 
manual first.

Can you give full URIs for those SWAN ontologies? 
If I can get them I will post a couple of images 
showing what they look like in COE.

>This is the main reason why I would like to avoid extensive use of classes

That seems like a very bad reason, frankly. OWL 
without classes isn't much more than RDF. Its not 
a question of being purist, but whether or not 
your ontologies will do anything when you give 
them to a reasoner.

Pat Hayes
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