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The GeoLink Modular Oceanography Ontology

  • Adila KrisnadhiEmail author
  • Yingjie Hu
  • Krzysztof Janowicz
  • Pascal Hitzler
  • Robert Arko
  • Suzanne Carbotte
  • Cynthia Chandler
  • Michelle Cheatham
  • Douglas Fils
  • Timothy Finin
  • Peng Ji
  • Matthew Jones
  • Nazifa Karima
  • Kerstin Lehnert
  • Audrey Mickle
  • Thomas Narock
  • Margaret O’Brien
  • Lisa Raymond
  • Adam Shepherd
  • Mark Schildhauer
  • Peter Wiebe
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9367)

Abstract

GeoLink is one of the building block projects within EarthCube, a major effort of the National Science Foundation to establish a next-generation knowledge infrastructure for geosciences. As part of this effort, 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 effort. 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.

Keywords

Ontology design pattern Data integration Geoscience Collaborative modeling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adila Krisnadhi
    • 1
    • 8
    Email author
  • Yingjie Hu
    • 2
  • Krzysztof Janowicz
    • 2
  • Pascal Hitzler
    • 1
  • Robert Arko
    • 3
  • Suzanne Carbotte
    • 3
  • Cynthia Chandler
    • 4
  • Michelle Cheatham
    • 1
  • Douglas Fils
    • 5
  • Timothy Finin
    • 6
  • Peng Ji
    • 3
  • Matthew Jones
    • 2
  • Nazifa Karima
    • 1
  • Kerstin Lehnert
    • 3
  • Audrey Mickle
    • 4
  • Thomas Narock
    • 7
  • Margaret O’Brien
    • 2
  • Lisa Raymond
    • 4
  • Adam Shepherd
    • 4
  • Mark Schildhauer
    • 2
  • Peter Wiebe
    • 4
  1. 1.Wright State UniversityDaytonUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  3. 3.Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA
  5. 5.Consortium for Ocean LeadershipWashingtonUSA
  6. 6.University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyBaltimoreUSA
  7. 7.Marymount UniversityArlingtonUSA
  8. 8.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversitas IndonesiaDepokIndonesia

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