A TouchGraph Visualization Tab for Protégé 2000


TGVizTab is a plugin for Progégé which allows visualizing ontologies using the TouchGraph library. TouchGraph provides an java library for rendering networks as interactive graphs. This library has been modified and integrated with Progégé as a tab plugin.

TGVizTab plugin offers the following:


Here is a short screencam (1.41 minute) demonstrating how the plugin works (avi, mov).
Note that this video is for v 1.2, but it's mostly the same!


Alani, H. (2003) TGVizTab: An Ontology Visualisation Extension for Protégé. In Proceedings of Knowledge Capture (K-Cap'03), Workshop on Visualization Information in Knowledge Engineering , Sanibel Island, Florida, USA.



Latest version: TGVizTab 1.4.2 .......................... released 25 November 2005 (note compatibility below!).

Source code: TGVizTab_1.4.2 source

Changes from last version:


Previous version: TGVizTab 1.4 .......................... released 12 October 2004 (note compatibility below!).

Source code: TGVizTab_1.4 source

Changes from last version:


Previous versions of TGVizTab are available here.


Unzip the file into Protégé's plugins directory.



TGVizTab version 1.4 is designed for Protégé 2.1.2 and 3.0, with JDK 1.4.2 and JDK 1.5

Check previous versions for other compatibility requirements.



Author & Contact

Harith Alani

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Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia
Electronics and Computer Science Dept.
University of Southampton