Re: [TaxoCoP] Re: Protege
Thank you. I'll download Protege and try it out. I'm afraid that I just being lazy and didn't want to make the effort to learn one more new tool.
Just out of curiosity, do you build taxonomies and is there a taxonomy tool that meets your expectations for usability?
-------------- Original message from "ahilsher" <ahilsher@...>: --------------
> I just took a few minutes and downloaded the latest: Protege 3.1
> (build 214).
> The interface is much, much better than the one I saw last year. It
> does seem to focus on Ontologies more than simple taxonomies. I'd
> recommend you download it and take a look at it for yourself. I
> would still say that it is a tool for academics and is a little too
> complex for non-taxo people. Also seemed to have limited import
> capabilities at first glance. As I said before, I have high
> expectations for usability, that this just does not meet, but I'm
> sure its a useful tool for some people.
> --- In TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com, "kathy_a_ellis"
> > Andrew,
> > Most of the current vocabulary management applications have some
> > problems, but I've found that I really need a "rules base"
> > application to manage standard relationships between terms within
> > large vocabularies.
> > My background is microbiology and library science. I'm not capable
> > modifying or customizing this software. I just want to build
> > vocabularies in it. Are you saying that Protege isn't a good
> > tool? What is it about Protege that makes it difficult to use? For
> > example, is it difficult to import existing taxonomies or thesauri?
> > Is it difficult to add new terms? Is it hard to view the
> > vocabularies? Or...?
> > Kathy
> > --- In TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com, "ahilsher" wrote:
> > > Hi Kathy,
> > > I looked at Protege about a year ago. I downloaded it and
> > evaluated
> > > it, and in my humble opinion, it was not so great. I have a
> > > background in software, and probably have pretty high
> > > about usability though. =o) If you are looking for an easy to
> > > and understand taxonomy solution, Protege would be difficult.
> > > However, if you are a software programmer and an experienced JAVA
> > > coder that was planning on building something from scratch, I
> > > recommend you look at Protege as a starting point, to see if
> > > were anything you could leverage. (because it is freeware)
> > >
> > > Just my two cents. =o)
> > >
> > > Have a good one.
> > >
> > > Andrew Hilsher
> > >
> > >
> > > --- In TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com, "kathy_a_ellis" > > > athleen.a.ellis@a...>
> > > wrote:
> > > > Is anyone using Protege as a vocabulary management tool? Can you
> > > give
> > > > me some idea about:
> > > > Why you chose it?
> > > > How you are using it?
> > > > What plug-ins you are using?
> > > > Did you take the training or just download it and read the
> > manual?
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Kathy
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