[ESIP-all] BESSIG Meeting: Mon, 9/21, 4:30, 'Ontology Reuse in Geoscience Semantic Applications'

Anne Wilson anne.wilson at lasp.colorado.edu
Mon Sep 14 16:08:51 EDT 2015


If you happen to be in Boulder next week, please consider joining us at 
the September meeting of the Boulder Earth and Space Science Informatics 
Group (BESSIG) next Monday when Matt Mayernik, from the UCAR Library, 
will present:

Ontology Reuse in Geoscience Semantic Applications

"Interplays between local ontology development and the establishment of 
wider ontology connections are fundamental to the Semantic web. This 
presentation will discuss the goals and work of the EarthCollab project, 
focusing on ontology selection, consolidation, and reuse driven by 
geoscience use cases. The EarthCollab project is a collaboration between 
UCAR, Cornell University, and UNAVCO to leverage semantic technologies 
to manage and link geoscientific information and resources. We are using 
the VIVO semantic web software suite to support the discovery of 
information, data, and potential collaborators within the geodesy and 
polar science communities.

We will present our ontology design approach, which is heavily 
emphasizing ontology reuse, and how the different needs of each use case 
have informed our ontology selection and design. In specific, we will 
discuss our approach to bringing together the VIVO-Integrated Semantic 
Framework (VIVO-ISF) ontology, the Global Change Information System 
(GCIS) ontology, and the Data Catalog (DCAT) ontology, among others, 
using the VIVO application. We are interested in engaging the BESSIG 
community in discussions around 1) key decision points for new semantic 
web applications in deciding when to reuse existing ontologies and when 
to develop original ontologies, 2) the benefits and drawbacks of using 
and expanding existing ontologies."

More information is available at 

Come on by!


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