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A simple ontology and RDF visualization tool.
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Ontology Visualization

Example

./ontology_viz.py -o test.dot test.ttl -O ontology.ttl
dot -Tpng -o test.png test.dot
  • Use -o to indicate the path of output file
  • Use -O to indicate the input ontology (Optional).
  • Use -C to indicate the configuration file (Optional).
    • max_label_length: config the max length of labels. If the text exceeds the length, exceeded part will be replaced with “…”. Default value is 0.
    • blacklist: config the predicate that you don’t want to see in the graph.
    • class_inference_in_object: config the predicate that can inference the object is a Class, even if the class doesn’t defined in the ontology.
    • label_property: config the predicate that used for labeling nodes, if such a label exists, it will display inside the node.
    • tooltip_property: config the predicate that contains the tooltip texts.
    • bnode_regex: a list of regexes, if an uri matches, then it will be dispaly as a blank node without its uri nor label. It can be useful if you have a lot of reifications.
    • colors: config the colors of nodes
      • class, literal, instance can accept HEX value(e.g. ~”#ff0000”~ ), MATLAB style(e.g. ~”r”~ ), and color name (e.g. ~”red”~ ).
      "colors": {
        "class": "#ff0000",
        "literal": "r",
        "instance": "red",
      }
              
      • instance can also accept a dict value to specify the color of each class instance. And use ~”default”~ to to set color for undefined instances.
      "instance": {
        "https://tac.nist.gov/tracks/SM-KBP/2018/ontologies/SeedlingOntology#Facility": "#a6cee3",
        "default": "#ffff99"
      }
              
      • filled: config whether fill the node, default value: true.
  • Classes defined in the ontology will be omitted in the output graph. This action can be switched with argument -V.

Useful Graphviz flags

  • -K to specify which layout algorithm to use. E.g. -Kneato and -Ksfdp . Notice that inorder to use sfdp layout algorithm, you will need to build your graphviz with GTS.
  • -T to specify the output format.
  • -G to set a graph attribute. E.g. -Goverlap=prism

Requirements

In order to use this tool, you’ll need to make sure you have rdflib installed.

In order to convert dot into png or svg image, you will need Graphviz.

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