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=== OntoRail Getting started ===
=== OntoRail Getting started ===


For users willing to use the OntoRail knowledge engine to explore the dictionary of the aggregated ontology, you may want to:
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|general interface]] of the OntoRail web application
#Get familiar with the [[#OntoRail main panel|general interface]] of the OntoRail web application
#Get familiar with the [[Browse|various browsing-related functionalities]] of OntoRail.
#Get familiar with the [[Browse|various browsing-related functionalities]] of OntoRail.


For users willing to use the OntoRail knowledge engineto establish relations between concepts of the dictionary of the aggregated ontology, you may want to:
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|general interface]] of the OntoRail web application
#Get familiar with the [[#OntoRail main panel|general interface]] of the OntoRail web application
#Get familiar with the [[Browse|various browsing-related functionalities]] of OntoRail.
#Get familiar with the [[Browse|various browsing-related functionalities]] of OntoRail.

Revision as of 13:51, 4 January 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.


OntoRail main panel

The interface of the main page of the OntoRail web application is divided in three parts:

  1. a menu bar
  2. a panel displaying the available source ontologies
  3. a panel dedicated to creating and editing relations between concepts

OntoRail Main Panel overview

Menu Bar

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)

OntoRail Main Panel menu bar

Source ontologies panel

The Source ontologies panel provides an overview of all sources visible to the user as well as access to a global search across ontologies.

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

OntoRail Main Panel source details

For further details on the functionalities offered by the OntoRail web application for browsing one or more sources, see Browse.

Relations panel

The Relations panel offers functionalities for:

  • the creation
  • the edition
  • the deletion

of the links created with the OntoRail tool.

OntoRail Main Panel relations

For further details on the usage of the relations panel, see Relate.

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