Leveraging Semantics and Linked Data for Geoscience Data Sharing and Discovery
A wide spectrum of maturing methods and tools, collectively characterized as the Semantic Web, is helping to vastly improve the dissemination of scientific research. Creating semantic integration requires input from both domain and cyberinfrastructure scientists. This project will demonstrate semantic technologies through the integration of ocean science data repositories, library holdings, conference abstracts, and funded research awards.
OceanLink is applying semantic technologies to support data and knowledge representation, discovery, sharing and integration. We are developing, integrating, and testing prototype semantic cyberinfrastructure components to support the geoscience research community. The result will be an initial collection of ontology design patterns (ODPs), Linked Data collections, and associated services.
Investigators on this project:
- Robert Arko, PI for Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
- Suzanne Carbotte, Co-PI for Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
- Cynthia Chandler, PI for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Timothy W. Finin, PI for University of Maryland Baltimore County
- Pascal Hitzler, PI for Wright State University
- Thomas W. Narock, Lead PI, Marymount University
- Lisa Raymond, Co-PI for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Peter Wiebe, Co-PI for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
OceanLink News and Announcements
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On May 21, 2014 SemanticWeb.com published an online story about the OceanLink project
Joined EarthCube RCN Cyberinfrastructure for Paleobiology (C4P) Workshop, presented OceanLink motivation and results to date (Hitzler, "Ontology Design Patterns: Some Key Ideas") and discussed potential development with physical samples, taxonomy, and age models.
May 21-23, 2014
Washington, DC, Ocean Leadership Offices
Presented results at EGU 2014 General Assembly in session ESSI1.2, including "Semantic Entity Pairing for Improved Data Validation and Discovery" (Shepherd et. al) and "Enhancing Ocean Research Data Access" (Chandler et al.).
April 27 - May 2, 2014
Austria Convention Center, Vienna
Presented results at OGC Technical &Planning Committee 2014 meeting, special EarthCube session. Slides (Arko et al.) and discussion with other Building Blocks and Concept Design teams.
March 24-28, 2014
Arlington, Virginia (Crystal City)
Reviewed first complete draft of design patterns and controlled vocabularies (below), incl. initial mapping to BCO-DMO and R2R Linked Open Data graphs, and launched schema.oceanlink.org workspace.
January 8-10, 2014
Washington, DC coincident with the ESIP Winter Meeting
Agent Role http://schema.oceanlink.org/agent-role
Data File http://schema.oceanlink.org/data-file
Data File Set http://schema.oceanlink.org/data-file-set
Presented OceanLink motivation and initial results at AGU Fall Meeting 2013, abstract #IN23B "Leveraging Crowdsourcing and Linked Open Data for Geoscience Data Sharing and Discovery" (Narock et al).
December 9-13, 2013
San Francisco, California
Meeting at UMBC Research and Technology Park South to cont. development of design patterns focusing on Cruise, Vessel, Award, Program; evaluate existing community vocabularies; and launch www.oceanlink.org Web portal.
November 6-8, 2013
OceanLink presentation (Hitzler) at the EarthCube Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Workshop, followed by OceanLink team meeting at BCO-DMO headquarters to discuss initial ontology design patterns and project timeline, and tour of research vessel Corwith Cramer in port.
October 7-9, 2013
Woods Hole, Massachusetts