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The GeoLink Modular Oceanography Ontology

Authors: Adila A. Krisnadhi, Yingjie Hu, Krzysztof Janowicz, Pascal Hitzler, Robert Arko, Suzanne Carbotte, Cynthia Chandler, Michelle Cheatham, Douglas Fils, Tim Finin, Peng Ji, Mathew Jones, Nazifa Karima, Kerstin Lehnert, Audrey Mickle, and Thomas Narock

Book Title: 14th International Semantic Web Conference

Date: October 11, 2015

Abstract: GeoLink is one of the building block projects within EarthCube, a major e ffort of the National Science Foundation to establish a next-generation knowledge infrastructure for geosciences. As part of this e ffort, GeoLink aims to improve data retrieval, reuse, and integration of seven geoscience data repositories through the use of ontologies. In this paper, we report on the GeoLink modular ontology, which consists of an interlinked collection of ontology design patterns engineered as the result of a collaborative modeling eff ort. We explain our design choices, present selected modeling details, and discuss how data integration can be achieved using the patterns while respecting the existing heterogeneity within the participating repositories.

Type: InProceedings

Publisher: Springer

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