To add instances to your ontology in WebProtege, use the 'Individuals' tab at the upper left to get to this window/form.  Please note that it's "context sensitive" within the ontology, so you want to be at the desired level in the target class.

The WebProtege User Guide ( has links to several screencasts demonstrating the features and use of WebProtege for the major functions, although it doesn't do a lot with instance creation.

Hope this helps.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Coyle" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] BIBFRAME Web Protege


I'm playing around with both Protege and WebProtege. I would love some 
documentation on how to add instance data (if you have it) to your 
ontology, or how to create instance data within WebProtege. I've been 
able to load instance data with an ontology, but have not been able to 
create instance data within WebProtege. (Tania suggested this was 
possible.) I a couple of ontologies to try this out, but couldn't quite 
figure out how to create the instances within WebProtege.

Note that I'm NOT seeing WebProtege as a data creation tool per se, but 
want to create a small amount of instance data in order to test the 
ontology and data. Obviously, one wants to see not only how "valid" data 
works, but what happens with data that is incomplete, wonky, etc.

Later I will venture into reasoning, but first I need data to reason on.

Thanks so much for all the Stanford work and for your willingness to help.


On 5/14/14, 6:32 PM, Carol Bean wrote:
> Hello all,
> To make a long story short, I'm new to the list and have copied below a response on behalf of Mark Musen to a recent exchange regarding the BIBFRAME Web Protégé project.  We'd love to follow up with interested folks.
> Best,
> Carol Bean
> =====================
> Hi everyone,
> Carol Bean (copied) forwarded to me your recent exchange of messages.  Carol is a senior research scientist in my group who has outstanding ties to the library community after many years in government service.  As Philip knows, folks at Stanford believe that Web Protégé could form the foundation for a useful set of tools to aid catalogers in developing, maintaining, and integrating BibFrame records.  If there is interest in such possibilities, we’d be delighted to get together and to discuss further.
> Regards,
> Mark Musen
>> From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>> On Behalf Of Philip Schreur
>> Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2014 4:29 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] BIBFRAME WebProtege' project
>> Hi Karen,
>> This was done by folks in Mark Musen's (Mark A Musen
>> <[log in to unmask]>)
>> bioinformatics lab, I believe.  The Metadata Department
>> is starting to partner with them on some projects and so we
>> may have spurred their interest, but I think Mark has had an
>> interest in BIBFRAME as well.
>> Philip
>> On 5/1/2014 12:45 PM, Karen Coyle wrote:
>>> There's an interesting WebProtege project of
>>> data.[1] I'm working with Protege for some non-BIBFRAME
>> data, but
>>> would LOVE to know more about how this was done. If you
>> are the person
>>> or persons involved, please speak up.
>>> kc
>>> [1]
>>> -0c1180812983
>> --
>> Philip E. Schreur
>> Head, Metadata Department
>> Stanford University
>> 650-723-2454
>> 650-725-1120 (fax)
> -----------------------------------------------
> Mark A. Musen, M.D., Ph.D.
> Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research)
> Director, Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research
> Stanford University
> 1265 Welch Road, X-215
> Stanford, CA  94305-5479  USA
> Phone: +1 (650) 725-3390
> Fax: +1 (650) 725-7944
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