Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Protégé Ontology Editor

  • Mark A. Musen
  • The Protégé Team
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_1104


Protégé is a widely used software system that helps developers to create and edit  ontologies. Available through the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Informatics Research for more than 2 decades, Protégé provides a mechanism for model builders to define the entities, relationships among entities, and properties of entities in given application areas. As of this writing, there are more than 200,000 registered users of the system, who have developed thousands of ontologies and knowledge-based applications. Thousands of Protégé users communicate with one another and the Protégé development team on e-mail distribution lists, where they report problems they may encounter using the software, announce the availability of new third-party Protégé plug-ins, seek help building and extending ontologies, and obtain general modeling advice. Protégé is available through an open-source license and is downloadable from a Stanford Web site (http://protege.Stanford.EDU).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics ResearchStanford UniversityStanfordUSA