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Some coding doesn't justify setting up an entire Java build environment and/or requires immediate feedback. The Beanshell view allows programmatic access from within Protege for querying and manipulating ontologies, or even interacting with the UI. For more information see the Beanshell website.

The ClojureTab uses the Clojure programming language for simple programming in the Protege environment, on-the-fly debugging, and storing programs in Protege projects.


The DroolsTab uses the open source geo-information system Java library OpenMap and the open source Java RETE rule engine Drools to facilitate visual authoring of complex spatial process simulation scenarios and general rule-based authoring. The Groovy and Clojure languages can be used for authoring auxiliary pieces of code and scripts. The distribution includes several demos of spatial simulation in the sea, air, and ground environments, including one example using Edvin Boehn's KML Framework.

[[Image:|thumb|170px|center]] JSave
JSave can be used to generate Java class definition stubs for Protege-Frames classes.
The protégé MESAM plugin is a semi-automatic tool for defining a consistant OWL merged model composed of a generic model, a specific model and mapping between them.
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OWL2ToRDB is a Protégé plugin for transforming OWL 2 ontology into relational database.
[[Image:|thumb|170px|center]] OntologyBeanGenerator
The ontology bean generator plugin is a Protégé Tab widget which generates java files representing an ontology that can be used with the JADE environment. With the beangenerator tool you can generate FIPA/JADE compliant ontologies from RDF(S), XML and Protégé projects.

This plugin works with both Protégé frames and Protégé OWL ontologies.

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Protege-OWL Code Generator
Allows users to generate Java code from an ontology.
[[Image:|thumb|170px|center]] Protege-nrepl
This plugin enables fully programmatic access and manipulation of the data structures that Protege is displaying. It does this by embedding an nREPL server launched using the language Clojure. nREPL clients (essentially any IDE capable for Clojure) can access this server to add or remove entities, change views or do anything else they desire.

Although not intrinsically linked to it, Protege-NREPL was original written for use with the Tawny-OWL environment. By combining the two Protege can be used to visualize live the current state of an ontology written in Tawny-OWL

This plugin goal is to help ontologists searching for relevant vocabularies in the Linked Open Data (LOV) catalogue, for easing the development of ontologies by reusing existing vocabularies at low fine grained level. The tool helps to improve the modeling and reuse of ontologies used in the LOD cloud.
Snow Owl
Snow Owl is a free SNOMED CT browser and authoring tool integrating Protégé.
[[Image:|thumb|170px|center]] UML Backend
The UML back-end plug-in provides an import and export mechanism between the Protege knowledge model and the object-oriented modeling language UML.
[[Image:|thumb|170px|center]] Watson Search Preview
This plug-in shows a preview of a search in Watson. Whenever a class is selected, the Watson Search Plugin searches for that term and provides the top results. This is more a proof of concept or an example than a real plugin. If you are searching for something more powerful, see
[[Image:|thumb|170px|center]] XMI Backend
XMI is a standard format for metadata exchange supported by OMG, the group that is responsible for standards such as UML, CORBA, and the Common Warehouse Metamodel. If you are a looking for alternative mechanisms to access Protege knowledge models (ontologies) from your application, data warehouse, or metadata repository, this back-end might be interesting for you.

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