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Modeling Software

Modeling Software

More advanced users may want to display the information contained in the Data Model in ways tailored to suit their particular needs or interests. There are two open source tools listed below, Protégé and SWOOP, which allow the user to accomplish tasks such as using the model to generate:

  • Lists of entities and attributes
  • Entity detail reports
  • Conceptual Maps
  • Filtered conceptual maps, i.e. only small parts of the conceptual map are shown for ease of understanding.
  • Entity taxonomy
  • Relationship diagrams

Open source tools

Open source tools are just one way of working with the data model. There also commercial tools that can be purchased that allow the same type of data manipulation. It is up to the user to use whatever they think fits their needs best.

Protégé: Protégé is one of the most widely used tools to create relationships in OWL. It was developed by Stanford Medical Informatics: http://smi.stanford.edu/ The Protégé 3.4 full version software:

SWOOP: SWOOP is an OWL relationship browser and editor. It has an easy browser-like interface. The software was originally produced by the MINDSWAP group, University of Maryland, College Park. SWOOP software.

  • Is an open source project with multiple individual contributors
  • Can be accessed at http://www.mindswap.org/2004/SWOOP/
  • Download the Data Model- Expansion of side menu option for MODELING

Download the Data Model (OWL File)

The Education Data Model is rendered in the XML OWL language. There are various tools that allow a technically inclined person to directly view and manipulate the Data Model using this file format. Click the button below to download the Data Model as a zipped OWL file. Protege-specific files are also included.

Click the button below to download the Data Model as a zipped OWL file. Protege-specific files are also included.


(33KB .zip file)

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