This is an alphabetized list of some of the projects that use Protégé. If you want to add yours, we suggest that you use the following template ProjectThatUseProtegeTemplate (the explanations on how to use this template are included).    (3N1)

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In a project that has developed business patterns to support BP design, we are now formalizing enterprise and management concepts to support enterprise design    (5J6)

Transformation of geospatial information given in texts into map representations.    (5CC)

AKT is a multimillion pound project between 5 top UK universities (Southampton U., Open U., Sheffield U., Aberdeen U., and Edinburgh U.). The project investigates a wide range of issues related to the life cycle of knowledge managements.    (5I1)

Uses Protégé to prototype a repository for the product design of investment advice in wealth management. It is a research project at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland    (4W0)

This work investigates the use of ontologies in the data analysis step of the KDD process. Our objective is to support the data preparation phase adding a semantic level to the data in order to select the most important features to the target problem. More specifically, this project applies an on-line analytical process to explore ontologies and makes a semantic mapping between the multi-dimensional ontology representation and the tabular format used in the OLAP tools. This tabular format can be translated to specific formats used by different data mining workbenches or can be exported as an XML file or imported back to refine the ontology model.    (5G2)

A common background underlying database and ontology research is well known. Although ontologists and data modellers have been working together to bridge both areas, for example, in topics like conceptual modelling, database integration and metadata representation, less has been discussed about online analysis and multi-dimension mapping among ontologies and databases. Our approach explores this gap and applies Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) to the ontology analysis in order to refine the ontology model and improve the data and domain understanding. The Ontology On-line Analytical Preprocessing (OOLAP) enables detailed and human driven analysis of the domain.    (5G3)

Creating episode guides, cross references, translated titles, collectables, people, and events database. The Japanese series UruseiYatsura will be the test series. It is our hope that our ontology will be useful to anyone who wants to catalog any fictional series.    (4M8)

One portion of the World Engineering Anthropometry Resource (WEAR) project is to develop an ontology of anthropometric landmarks. This effort is currently in progress and Protege is invaluable to this work.    (5L6)

Exploring the use of Protege for documenting and developing work on modelling archaeological Information using the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM)    (5CY)

Using Ontologies in the humanities to combine historical repositories for researcher investigation. This is focused upon London social history and using ontologies as a common medium to interlink information in existing repositories.    (5HO)

This project aims to design a distributed architecture of brokers deployed on the internet in order to federate bioinformatics resources (databases for example) and to propose those services as a unique interface to several profiles of users (researchers, doctors, ...).    (5HH)

We have used Protege to develop an ontology for internet business models. We work with companies in Africa primarily to help them become more competitive in the international markets utilizing the internet. We came up with the idea to develop an ontology of the different internet business models. The application will guide a business in choosing the appropiate business model.    (5HJ)

An Ontolog project in formalizing representation of the UN/CEFACT ebXML Core Component Types. The goal of this project is to provide that the ontological basis to help influence the adoption of ontologies and ontological engineering methodologies in eBusiness standards.    (5F7)

A data structure/Ontology for experimental results of cell biology, specifically the expression and perturbation.    (4HC)

The CNOSSO Project is partially funded by MIUR – Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca – Italy. Among the project's objectives is the re-usability of the knowledge concerning Cultural Heritage. To this end, whithin the project, we combine the different points of view through which dissimilar users observe the same cultural assets, attempting to safeguard their "knowledge customization" needs. This aim is pursued through the construction of a CIDOC CRM-based CORE ontology on which several and independent Domain ontologies are based (i.e. Domain ontology import the Core Ontology). Ontologies are produced by means of Protege.    (5L8)

We aim to realize computer services that are delivered to people in an implicit, indirect, and unobtrusive way. This will free people to interact with people and reposition machines to be in the background and - like electronic butlers - attempting to anticipate and serve people's needs.    (5H8)

Primarily interested in OWL development using Protege through Protege-OWL and several of its common plugins (such as OWLViz etc).    (4X8)

The COBrA-CT project will develop a client/server-based model for ontology curation using the OGSA-DAI Grid middleware.    (5HU)

The system will allow remote users to create and submit annotated changes to ontologies and also to participate in the review process. The system will also support the curator by providing the appropriate management tools and visualisations. A key element of our solution is to re-engineer the COBrA ontology editor and mapping tool as a Protege plug-in. This tool will communicate with an ontology management server. COBrA was originally developed by the XSPAN project (    (5HV)

COBrA-CT will specifically address bio-ontologies: the Open Biological Ontologies (OBO) and the Gene Ontology (GO).    (5HW)

A joint SMI / CIM3 project to develop and host an open Collaborative Ontology Development Service and Ontology Repository for the ontology community at large.    (5FB)

Distributed, loosely-controlled, and evolving ontologies pose an interesting challenge to groupware technology. Available tools do not promote collaboration, discussion, and exchange of ideas, all of which are critical components of any ontology development process in a geographically distributed community. Although it is possible for several users to edit the same file, discussion amongst domain experts is not promoted by the interaction nor the interactivity between information and informants. Groupware technology should support, in a more sophisticated way, those processes in which different domain experts have to interact via electronic means. It is necessary to provide cognitive support for the ontology development process in loosely centralized environments. Conceptual maps should play a more central role in the ontology development process, not only during knowledge elicitation but also promoting interaction and access to the information. We are developing an extension of Protege that aims to provide an environment for ontology development within distributed, loosely-controlled, and evolving environments.    (5L2)

Common Rights is a proposed system for regulating intellectual property that replaces the copy-based model of copyright with a rights-based model.    (674)

The project will develop the world’s first theoretical framework and original computational models of biologically plausible artificial neural networks that simulate neural activity of certain brain areas in relation to internal networks of genes. We call these models “computational neurogenetic models”. They may lead to the discovery of yet unknown dynamic relationships between genes and states of the brain. Models will integrate relevant gene and brain data and knowledge to model certain dynamic aspects of brain functioning, especially in genetically-related diseases such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, under different conditions, for instance with the presence of drugs, and to allow qualified prognosis. Models will be validated on real data. So far such a scientific endeavour has not been attempted. The results and knowledge will be made publicly available through an online Gene-Brain-Disease Ontology database and scientific publications. An extension of computational neurogenetic framework for modelling other complex biological processes will also be investigated. The research will help the software industry to develop more sophisticated intelligent information systems for applications in medicine and healthcare. The computational neurogenetic framework will make a significant contribution to the areas of computer and information sciences, neuroinformatics, and bioinformatics, and will have a high international impact.    (5EB)

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has implemented Protege to manage an RDL/OWL description of our new media content objects, for publishing to our Web sites, interactive TV, mobile platforms, etc. We have created an OWL ontology describing our metamodel, and we use Protege (with a few custom plugins) to create object schemas and interaction designs for editing these object types in our content management systems. We will be speaking about this project at XTech Europe 2006 in Amsterdam in May.    (5TE)

Coalition Secure Management and Operations System will provide a capability for multiple disparate Command and Control applications to share vital battlefield information within a coalition enviornment. With a smarter exchange of information to the right systems at the right time we hope to reduce confusion on the battlefield thus reducing "Friendly Fire" incidents. In order to accomplish this we would like to make use of the Protege product in order to model ontologies that would allow a more productive use of the information exchange.    (5KD)

The Finnish Chapter of develops an ontology in data management domain. We have passed the basic studying phase of OWL and Protege and the year 2006 should see the first version, defined in Finnish language. Later, we will try to modify it into a multilingual version, adding Swedish and English.    (5L4)

We are using OWL to document the conceptual metadata underlying a range of social science datasets (including survey data and administrative statistics). The goal is not to impose a single 'correct' conceptual framework but to document the multiple different sets of conceptual assumptions which different data-holders bring to a given area. Our pilot project focuses on drugs, using sources ranging from Department of Health mortality and morbidity data to the annual Mixmag clubbers' drug use survey.    (5T1)

Design-a-Trial is a complex decision support system that helps medical researchers plan a randomised controlled trial (RCT) and authors a trial protocol. The system incorporates an ontology of RCTs developed using Protege and is based on prior work by the Stanford Protege team.    (5L0)

The Project is unfunded Collaborative Research led by Dr. Mícheál Mac an Airchinnigh, School of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 2. The use of Protege-OWL began in January 2005.    (5TK)

Since the DrDC game lives in a digital world on the WWW it is natural that all relevant matters concerning computability should be addressed. For the past year we have been focusing on the transcription or recording of games. We have assumed that the played game will be available to anyone on the WWW in a form that will enable them to replay it in order to learn how such a game is played or to gain further experience, much as one might do to learn or improve in the playing of chess. But we need to do more for computability. In order that search engines (such as Google) can make "cultural" connections independently of human intervention our DrDC games must conform to the Semantic Web Ontology Language: OWL. For practical research purposes we are using a free ontology editor: Protege and the Protege-OWL plug-in, available from Stanford University.    (5TL)

OWL-DL: For the DrDC Ontology we deliberately restrict ourselves to that OWL based on Description Logics (DL), the latter being "a family of knowledge representation (KR) formalisms that represent the knowledge of an application domain (the "world") by first defining the relevant concepts of the domain (its terminology), and then using these concepts to specify properties of objects and individuals occurring in the domain (the world description)." (Baader et al. 2003, 43).    (5TM)

The project aims to develop a template-based approach for building effects-based operations (EBO) models to enable course-of-action (COA) planning at the strategy level. The EBO models are Bayesian network probabilistic models that represent the causal relationships between the actions, the effects (observed and unobserved, desired and undesired), and the goals (objectives). The main results of our research are: (1) a vocabulary for representing EBO templates and probabilistic causal mechanisms in the ontology language, OWL, and (2) an algorithm for transforming an EBO template in OWL to a Bayesian Network. Our template-based approach enables model sharing and reuse to enhance the efficiency and increase the speed of computing the EBO COAs to meet the increasing demands on shorter, higher tempo battlefield planning and execution timelines in today’s asymmetric warfare.    (5TG)

The project research is implemented in a tool called EBO Modeling (EM) Toolkit that takes EBO templates as input and produces effects-based Bayesian network models as output. Users can develop the templates in the Protege ontology editor using a graphical user interface (GUI) to model the EBO domain concepts as frames (classes) and specify their attributes and relationships. Given an EBO template and ontology, interactive forms in Protege enable users or domain experts to enter valid template instances. The EBO Modeling Toolkit processes the instantiated EBO template and the domain ontology to automatically compute the Bayesian network model and opens the model for editing and querying using the open source software suite, Bayesian Network tools in Java (BNJ). User can edit the model in BNJ and assert evidence to perform probabilistic inference in support of course of action (COA) development. The EM Toolkit computes the Bayesian network model in the XMLBIF format and has the capability to convert into BIF and Hugin NET formats. The templates and instances can be loaded and saved in various formats, including XML, OWL, and RDF (Resource Description Framework).    (5TH)

Contact: POC Dr. Yoursri El Fattah (email: yelfattah at rwsc dot com) (phone: 805.373.4591)    (5TI)

As part of a 10 year modernization of a large government agency (unidentified), The MITRE Corproation is developing a 10 year roadmap for information technology projects. It was necessary to catalogue and characterize over 200 projects currently underway or planned, how they interrelate, and how they were sequenced. The Protege system was used to catalogue and categorize all the agency's projects and relate them in a long term sequencing plan. The resulting ontology is being used as a program management tool by the Agency to gain an understanding of their current "as-is" architecture and plans and create a roadmap to the "to-be".    (5JB)

The European project for Standardized Transparant Representations in order to Extend Legal Accessibility (Estrella, IST-027665) aims to develop and validate an open, standards-based platform allowing public administrations to develop and deploy comprehensive legal knowledge management solutions, without becoming dependent on proprietary products of particular vendors. Estrella will support, in an integrated way, both legal document management and legal knowledge-based systems, to provide a complete solution for improving the quality and efficiency of the determinative processes of public administration requiring the application of complex legislation and other legal sources. Estrella will facilitate a market of interoperable components for legal knowledge-based systems, allowing public administrations and other users to freely choose among competing development environments, inference engines, and other tools.    (5CB)

GNU Classpath, Essential Libraries for Java, is a GNU project to create Free core class libraries for use with virtual machines and compilers for the java programming language. Protégé extensively uses Swing and multiple plugins, being an excellent (and also very serious) application to test. Protégé starts with Classpath 0.91 or CVS release, finds and loads plug-ins and it is possible to create OWL ontologies with it. However more serious work reveals various instabilities and some features does not work as they probably should. As the GNU Classpath project is not yet complete, Protege on Classpath still is not yet ready for the end user, but it is interesing for the developers. See Protege entry in GNU Classpath Wiki    (68O)