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D9v01. WSMO Editor

WSMO Working Draft 27 May 2004

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Holger Lausen
Michael Felderer

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Table of contents

1. Introduction

This prototype is intended to enable interested parties to experiment with the formal description provided by WSMO. It is based on the Flora Query Tab [Sintek, 2001] written by Michael Sintek.

2. Download

There are two download options:

The latter is intended for people who want to upgrade to a newer version of the plugin, in which case there is no need to reinstall the Flora engine.

3. Installation

The WSMOTab is a plugin for Protege [Crubézy et al., 2004] (build 85, compiled for Protégé 2.0 or above).

Full Installation (first install)

Minimal Installation (Core - updates only)

4. Documentation and Example

The current version of the Editor implements WSMO-Standard V02 [Roman et al., 2004]. Please note that this is a early release, a lot of improvements are needed.

Limitations: The meta model for the ontology is simplified (according to the OKBC compliant meta model of Protege). It is currently not possible to modularize ontologies. All information (WSMO, domain ontology and instance data are exported to Flora).

Usage: After starting Protege load the WSMO ontology that came with the zip file ("C:\WSMOTab\examples"). In the classes and instances Tab you can maintain your domain ontology. Within the Web Service Tab you can create the annotation for your service. Note, that all instances will be exported into a separate file (when invoking flora), so you can browse through the relevant F-logic syntax.

Within the Flora Tab, you can add additional axioms to the knowledgebase and execute specific queries. For a more detailed presentation on this feature, please refer to the explenations given at [Sintek, 2001] of the Flora Tab by Michael Sintek.


Development: A short documentation on the development environment can be found here.

JavaDoc: The Java Documentation can be found here.

5. Change Log

The following changes have been made with respect to the version 0.1 from the 19th of April 2004:

5. References

[Crubézy et al., 2004] Monica Crubézy, Olivier Dameron, Ray Fergerson, Holger Knublauch, Mark Musen, Natasha Noy, Daniel Rubin, Samson Tu, Jennifer Vendetti. Protege Ontology Editor, the Stanford University School of Medicine, available from

[Sintek, 2001] M. Sintek. The Flora Query Tab, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, available from

[Roman et al., 2004] D. Roman, U. Keller, H. Lausen (Eds.): D2v03. Web Service Modeling Ontology - Lite (WSMO-Lite), version 0.3 available at


The work is funded by the European Commission under the projects DIP, Knowledge Web, Ontoweb, SEKT, SWWS, Esperonto, COG and h-TechSight; by Science Foundation Ireland under the DERI-Lion project; and by the Vienna city government under the CoOperate programme.

The editors would like to thank to all the members of the WSMO working group for their advises and inputs to this document.