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== OntoRail knowledge engine - user documentation ==
== OntoRail knowledge engine - user documentation overview ==


The present Wiki documents the contents of the User's Guide of the [https://ontorail.org OntoRail knowledge engine].  
The present Wiki documents the contents of the User's Guide of the [https://ontorail.org OntoRail knowledge engine].


=== OntoRail main functionalities ===
=== OntoRail main functionalities ===
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=== OntoRail main panel ===


The interface of the OntoRail web application is divided in three parts:
=== OntoRail: Getting started ===
# a menu bar
# a panel displaying the available source ontologies
# a panel dedicated to creating and editing relations between concepts


[[File:OntoRail-Main_Panel_modules_overview.png|1024px|OntoRail Main Panel overview]]
For users willing to use the OntoRail knowledge engine '''to explore the dictionary''' of the aggregated ontology, you may want to:
#Get familiar with the [[OntoRail Main Panel overview|general interface]] of the OntoRail web application
#Get familiar with the [[Browse|various browsing-related functionalities]] of OntoRail.


==== Menu Bar ====
For users willing to use the OntoRail knowledge engine '''to establish relations between concepts of the dictionary''' of the aggregated ontology, you may want to:
#Get familiar with the [[OntoRail Main Panel overview|general interface]] of the OntoRail web application
#Get familiar with the [[Browse|various browsing-related functionalities]] of OntoRail.
#Get familiar with the [[Relate|functionalities of relations management]] of OntoRail.


The Menu Bar offers access to the following functionalities:
* User's Manual (this Wiki)
* Download of:
** source ontologies
** OntoRail relations and OntoRail vocabulary
* SPARQL endpoint
* User Login (some functionalities are limited to logged-in users)


[[File:OntoRail-Main_Panel_menu_bar.png|1024px|OntoRail Main Panel menu bar]]
[[File:OntoRail-Main_Page_overview.png|1024px|Home page of the OntoRail web application]]


==== Source ontologies panel ====


The Source ontologies panels provides an overview of all sources visible to the user as well as access to a global search across ontologies.
[[File:OntoRail-Main_Panel_sources.png|1024px|OntoRail Main Panel sources]]
For each source, a details panel provides:
* a link to the official documentation of the source
* version info on the source
* a concise description of the source
* an overview of the contents of the source in terms of number of packages / classes, number of properties, ...
* an access to the Tree Browser widget to visualize the source in a hierarchical tree browser
* an access to the Graph View widget to visualize the source as a connected graph
[[File:OntoRail-Main_Panel_source_details.png|1024px|OntoRail Main Panel source details]]
==== Relations panel ====
[[File:OntoRail-Main_Panel_relations.png|1024px|OntoRail Main Panel relations]]


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Latest revision as of 08:03, 25 June 2022

OntoRail knowledge engine - user documentation overview

The present Wiki documents the contents of the User's Guide of the OntoRail knowledge engine.

OntoRail main functionalities

The OntoRail knowledge engine is offering four main functionalities:

  • Import: import of ontologies into the OntoRail internal RDF knowledge graph,
  • Browse: visualization, navigation and search in ontologies,
  • Relate: establishment of relations between concepts across ontologies using a controlled vocabulary,
  • Export: provide external access to the knowledge stored in the OntoRail knowledge graph.


OntoRail: Getting started

For users willing to use the OntoRail knowledge engine to explore the dictionary of the aggregated ontology, you may want to:

  1. Get familiar with the general interface of the OntoRail web application
  2. Get familiar with the various browsing-related functionalities of OntoRail.

For users willing to use the OntoRail knowledge engine to establish relations between concepts of the dictionary of the aggregated ontology, you may want to:

  1. Get familiar with the general interface of the OntoRail web application
  2. Get familiar with the various browsing-related functionalities of OntoRail.
  3. Get familiar with the functionalities of relations management of OntoRail.


Home page of the OntoRail web application


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