Bug #4740

Create Ontology_Catalog sql table in the CORE persistent database

Added by Aaron Aaron about 9 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

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I ran into our old friend, the "Cannot Find Ontology" error. After much time trying to debug through the OntologyConfiguration and OntologyCatalog classes I discovered that the way the owl files are being accessed is very fragile and thus causes this error (which I was finally able to reproduce by ant clean-cache). The issue is how the absolute paths are being created to find the owl files. I would suggest we create a database table in the persistent core database that has four columns: ID, NAME, PATH, and LIBRARY. The PATH is the fully qualified absolute path to the OWL file on the system that Kepler is running on (so we don't have to keep trying to figure out what the absolute path is in the Java code every time we want to get to the owl file).

The new catalog system would work like this:
1.) Default owl files (that are shipped with Kepler) are defined in Java code and inserted into the table the first time Kepler is started using the fully qualified absolute path for whatever system Kepler is running on
2.) Tagging (or other modules) can then add ontologies to the sql table (thus not having to overwrite the ontology_catalog.xml file directly as is done now)
3.) The user can then edit the the catalog through a gui interface (as opposed to editing the ontology_catalog.xml file as is done now)


#1 Updated by Shawn Bowers about 9 years ago

I think the work Sean Riddle has done in the tagging module could help with this since he developed a gui to dynamically load and manage these ontology files.

#2 Updated by Aaron Aaron about 9 years ago

push to 2.X.Y

#3 Updated by Redmine Admin about 6 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 4740

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