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