The Semantic Web – ISWC 2014

Volume 8796 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 601-619

How Semantic Technologies Can Enhance Data Access at Siemens Energy

  • Evgeny KharlamovAffiliated withUniversity of Oxford
  • , Nina SolomakhinaAffiliated withSiemens Corporate Technology
  • , Özgür Lütfü ÖzçepAffiliated withHamburg University of Technology
  • , Dmitriy ZheleznyakovAffiliated withUniversity of Oxford
  • , Thomas HubauerAffiliated withSiemens Corporate Technology
  • , Steffen LamparterAffiliated withSiemens Corporate Technology
  • , Mikhail RoshchinAffiliated withSiemens Corporate Technology
  • , Ahmet SoyluAffiliated withUniversity of Oslo
  • , Stuart WatsonAffiliated withSiemens Energy

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We present a description and analysis of the data access challenge in the Siemens Energy. We advocate for Ontology Based Data Access (OBDA) as a suitable Semantic Web driven technology to address the challenge. We derive requirements for applying OBDA in Siemens, review existing OBDA systems and discuss their limitations with respect to the Siemens requirements. We then introduce the Optique platform as a suitable OBDA solution for Siemens. Finally, we describe our preliminary installation and evaluation of the platform in Siemens.