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Ilkay Altintas altintas at sdsc.edu
Tue Aug 15 09:56:41 PDT 2006

Thanks Lance and Norbert. We'll fix the tutorial pages accordingly.

Shawn: Are we trying to permanently get rid of the
KeplerActorOntology? Is there any documentation on this?


On Aug 15, 2006, at 9:30 AM, Norbert Podhorszki wrote:

> Hello Lance,
> The secret is buried in   configs/ptolemy/configs/kepler/ontologies The
actor tree is defined by the ontology_catalog.xml file, which lists
different ontologies (that are located in the same directory).
Currently, the ontology defined in keplerActorOntology.owl is
> commented
> out in the catalog, therefore, HelloWorld's ontology definition   does not
> fit into any ontology taken into consideration.
> <property name="semanticType00" value="urn:lsid:localhost:onto: 
1:1#ConstantActor" class="org.kepler.sms.SemanticType"/>
> The onto:1:1 points to the ontology defined in
> keplerActorOntology.owl.
> You can define, however, as many property for your actor, as you like. E.g.
> <property name="semanticType11" value="urn:lsid:localhost:onto: 
2:1#GeneralPurpose" class="org.kepler.sms.SemanticType"/>
> points to the ontology defined in kepler-component.owl, and you   would
> your actor in the "General Purpose" branch.
> So your options:
> 1. uncomment keplerActorOntology.owl in the catalog
> 2. define other types for your actor
> Best regards
> Norbert,
> PS: I am not an expert, just a user of those ontologies.
> On Tue, 15 Aug 2006, Lance wrote:
>> Hello, my name is Lance De Vine. I am new to Kepler and have been   trying
>> develop a custom actor.
>> I have followed the Kepler Developer's Tutorial and have searched    parts
>> of the mailing  list archives for help.
>> The 'HelloWorld' actor as described in the Kepler Developer's   Tutorial
>> will not appear in the actor tree, after running 'ant run-dev'. I am
using the latest CVS versions of Kepler and Ptolemy.
>> I have some questions:
>>  Why won't the 'HelloWorld' actor appear?
>>  Why are there multiple lsid's contained in the MANIFEST and xml
>> files
>> for a single actor and what are the functions of the
>> different lsid's?
>>  How does the Kepler actor ontology work?
>> Perhaps there is some resource that someone can point me to that   answers
>> these questions.
>> I would appreciate any help that can be given.
>> Thanks a lot.
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