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Re: [ontolog-forum] Light weight ontology editor?

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 18:04:27 -0500
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> To be honest my preference of light weight ontology editors is  
> emacs (a standard ascii text editor that is found in unix/linux/mac  
> and windows under e.g. cygwin).  This
> is based on 10 years of experience using Cyc and 2 years of  
> experience using KM.  Both of these systems have several GUI based  
> editors on top of them.    (01)

Yes!  Emacs!  It slices, it dices, it changes the baby and guards the  
house!  I too tend to live in Emacs and prefer it for writing HTML,  
hacking perl, and writing papers (in LaTeX with the great auctex  
package) over anything else.  However, I do think I prefer working in  
Protege or SWOOP for writing ontologies *only* because no great elisp  
hacker has yet to come along and write an Emacs Ontology package --  
something along the lines of RefTeX for managing large bibliographies  
in Emacs.  With such a package I could well imagine Emacs being the  
most powerful environment for writing and managing ontologies.  Do  
you know of such a package, Bill?  Maybe you are working on one??    (02)

As I recall, someone wrote an OWL mode for Emacs which was a good  
start for using Emacs as an OWL editor.    (03)

-chris    (04)

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