Presentation on theme: "Protégé Ray Fergerson Who are we? What have we done? What are our plans? Why are we here? What are our problems? Demo (?)"— Presentation transcript:
Protégé Ray Fergerson Who are we? What have we done? What are our plans? Why are we here? What are our problems? Demo (?)
Who are we? Stanford Medical Informatics – part of the Stanford University School of Medicine Research project led by Mark Musen Comprise about a half-dozen full-time staff (2 programmers + researchers) + students Funded primarily by US Government grants and contracts (NCI, NLM) http://protege.stanford.edu
What have we done? (1) Built an free, open-source, extensible Java tool for developing and maintaining frame- based (OKBC) ontologies and knowledge- bases. Not built-in support for rules, inference, classification, etc. Acquired 6000 registered users, 1000 active users.
What have we* done? (2) A number our users have developed plug-ins including interfaces to rule-based systems, classification engines, etc (JESS, Prolog, FACT) Developed plug-ins for visualization, ontology management (merging, etc) and PSMs Built plug-ins to interface to XML Schema and RDFS Worked with SRI to develop a DAML+OIL plug- in (in alpha) *and our users
What are our plans? We are (will be) funded by NCI to develop an OWL backend for Protégé. We have hired a postdoc who will be devoted to this effort. Our near-to-intermediate term goal is to provide good support for OWL-Lite, with eventual support for full OWL.
Why are we here? Create new disasters. (Find out how we can best work with the core OWL community to develop the best editing environment for OWL that we can.) Understand more about some of the technical problems in the spec Understand the plans/timeline for the spec Better understand the OWL species Encourage development of reference parser
What are our problems? differentFrom Need OWL full for: –Allowed-values –Metaclasses –Allowed-parents –Cardinality