Data Management

Ontology Modeling for Oceans Knowledge and Data Management

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Executive Summary

The authors present a knowledge modeling solution for representing knowledge about oceans and marine life. Taking a knowledge management approach, they have employed semantic web technologies to model both the domain knowledge and the service descriptions in terms of domain and service ontologies. They present details of the domain and service ontologies, and demonstrate how these ontologies are applied to achieve seamless interoperability between the different data-sets and services. The ontologies are applied to an E-Science platform that is supported by Canada's CANARIE high bandwidth network that enables the transfer of large volumes of data from multiple sites and the execution of the various web services.

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