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Frame-based systems: Protégé

Part 4. Bioinformatics

4.7. Structuring and Integrating Data

Basic Techniques and Approaches

  1. Iwei Yeh

Published Online: 15 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g408410

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Yeh, I. 2005. Frame-based systems: Protégé. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 4:4.7:91.

Author Information

  1. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2005

Abstract

An ontology is the formal specification of concepts and their attributes in a particular domain of interest. Frames provide an intuitive representation structure for ontologies and knowledge bases (KB) (ontologies with specific instances of concepts and attributes). Protégé is a frame-based Knowledge Base Management System (KBMS) that provides users with tools for knowledge modeling, knowledge acquisition, consistency checking, and concurrency control. In addition, Protégé provides tools for analysis of knowledge bases and a Java API that allows users to develop and share their own tools.

Keywords:

  • frame-based system;
  • Protégé;
  • ontology;
  • knowledge base