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Title: When hydrospheres collide: lessons in practical environmental ontologies
Authors: Graybeal, John
Bermudez, Luis E.
Keywords: Ontologies;Metadata;Information technology and hydroscience
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2006
Publisher: Michael Piasecki and College of Engineering, Drexel University
Citation: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, September 2006. http://hdl.handle.net/1860/732
Abstract: The Marine Metadata Interoperability Project was created in 2004 with NSF funding. Its mission was to create a community of metadata-aware scientists and data managers, and provide leadership toward interoperable metadata solutions. Recently, MMI brought together a number of international participants, with the eventual objective of developing a fully rationalized ontology of data source types ("sensors"). First, however, the team focused on an ontology for environmental science platforms, with a particular focus on marine platforms. The team believed a platforms ontology was simpler, and knew it was a needed reference in the sensor ontology effort. In addition, the platform ontology could be put to use fairly quickly by a number of interested data system developers. The objectives, and the activities and associated documents are at the site http://marinemetadata.org/sourcesont. This paper describes the reality of working with words in a computational context, from the point of view of a computer scientist and data manager who is not an ontologist. It also provides an alternative view on approaches to developing an upper ontology for a given topic.
Description: Paper presented at The Seventh International Conference on HydroScience and Engineering (ICHE) hosted by the College of Engineering at Drexel Univeristy on September 10-13, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference theme was IT in the Field of HydroSciences. It included several mini-symposia that emphasized IT topics in HydroSciences and the yearly meeting of the metadata group of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange organization.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1499
ISBN: 0977447405
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on HydroScience and Engineering (ICHE 2006) [ISBN: 0977447405]

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