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Creating a Project

Protege-Frames User's Guide
Creating a Project
Opening a Project
Importing a Project
Saving a Project
Converting a Project's Type
Exporting a Project
Renaming a Project
Setting Preferences
Archiving a Project
Reverting to an Archived Project
Including a Project
Activating an Included Project
Removing an Included Project
Merging an Included Project
Configuring a Project
Project Metrics
Using Undo
Glossary, Editing Help

There are two ways to create a new Protege project:

  • create a completely new project

  • create a Protege-Frames project from existing text files or from a table in a JDBC database

To create a project:

  1. Create a new project:

    • create a project on startup by selecting Create New Project from the start-up dialog

    • or create a new project from the Protege window by selecting File | Create New, clicking the New Project button, or entering Ctrl-N (Cmd-N). The Create New Project dialog box will open.

      Create New Project dialog
  2. The following project types support the Protege-Frames format:

    • Protege Files

    • Protege Database

    • Experimental XML Normally, unless you have a need for a specific structure (e.g., for exporting files), you would select Protege Files. If you wish to help the development of the XML backend, you can select Experimental XML.

  3. To import a project from existing files, select Create from Existing Sources. You can create a project from existing files in Protege Files or Protege Database format.

    Create from Existing Sources checkbox (checked)

    To create a new, empty Protege-Frames project, leave this unchecked (the default).

  4. Click Finish. The Protege-Frames window will open and the standard tabs will become visible. An initialized knowledge base will be created, containing the system classes rooted in :THING. No instances will be created. You can now structure your project by creating your classes and slots. (See Creating a New Class and Creating a Slot for more information.)

  5. To save the project to disk, select Save from the File menu.

  6. Enter a name for your project in the Project line of the dialog box. This is the name of your project (.pprj) file. Protege-Frames also creates internal files for its own use. By default, these files are given the same name, with a different extension.