The Protégé-OWL editor is bundled with the
"full" installation of
the Protégé platform. You have two options during the install process:
To receive help and the most up-to-date information, please join
the protege-owl mailing list.
- Choosing the "Everything" option during the install process will install the Core Protégé system, the
Protégé-Frames editor, the Protégé-OWL editor, and many optional plug-ins.
- Choosing the "Basic + OWL" option during the install process will install the Core Protégé system,
the Protégé-OWL editor, and only those plug-ins which are compatible with OWL.
Recommended Optional Components:
- OWLViz - enables the class hierarchies
in an OWL ontology to be viewed and incrementally navigated, allowing comparison of the asserted class
hierarchy and the inferred class hierarchy. Please note that this plug-in is now included in the full
installation of the Protégé platform.
Wizard - helps reduce some of the effort in building models via automation of common modelling tasks and
encourages good modelling practices. Please note that this plug-in is now included in the full installation of the
- OWLDoc -
generates JavaDoc style HTML page documentation for OWL ontologies. Please note that this plug-in is now included in the full installation of the
- ... and many other Protege-OWL plug-ins
from our collaborators in the CO-ODE project at
The University of Manchester.
- DL Reasoners
used to do intelligent reasoning on OWL ontologies. When you start DIG compliant reasoners together with
Protégé-OWL, you can use the classify and check consistency buttons. Classification will find the correct
position of a class in a hierarchy using the logical definition of the classes. Consistency checking will detect classes
that can not have any instances.
External Protégé-OWL Plug-ins:
The source code for the latest version of the Protégé-OWL editor is available in the
Protégé Subversion repository.
You can browse the source code via the ViewVC application at the following URL:
You can download the source code (with a Subversion client such as
TortoiseSVN) using the following
A detailed explanation of how to check
out source code from our repository is available on the main Protégé Web site.