TMTab: A Topic Map Plug-in For Protégé

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TMTab is not currently under active development. The last version of Protégé that it is known to work with is Protégé 2.1.2.

TMTab is a plugin for Protégé that allows you to build an ontology which may be exported as a topic map in XTM syntax.

The plugin comes with a base ontology for topic map constructs - such as topics, associations, occurrences and so on - and allows you to create your own derived classes which further constrain the base topic map ontology. Using this tab you can, for example mandate that an association of type "born-in" must be an association between exactly one instace of the "person" topic and one instance of the "place" topic. Better yet, because these constraints are encoded using Protégé's slot constraints, the editing application will automatically present the user with only the topic instances which are valid in a given context.

TMTab's export process is also smart enough to enable topic names, occurrences and simple binary associations all to be specified using slots on the Protégé instance that represents the topic. This enables the topic map author to enter all data regarding a topic on a single form.

If you find TMTab useful...

TMTab is "Charityware", there is no charge for downloading and using TMTab, but if you find TMTab useful, please consider making a donation to our chosen charity, Shelter, a UK charity that works on behalf of the homeless. The donation can be made online here and is managed by Bmycharity. Donations made by UK tax payers can also get a 28% increase through Gift-Aid.

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