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Experiences of a "semantics smackdown"

TitleExperiences of a "semantics smackdown"
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLeadbetter A.M, Shepherd A., Arko R., Chandler C., Chen Y.N, Dockery N., Ferreira R., Fu L.Y, Thomas R., West P., Zednik S.
JournalEarth Science Informatics
Date Published2016/09
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1865-0473
Accession NumberWOS:000381997100007
KeywordsDevelopment Patterns; Linked Data; methodology; oceanography; Semantic Web; technology; Workshop

Within the field of ocean science there is a long history of using controlled vocabularies and other Semantic Web techniques to provide a common and easily exchanged description of datasets. As an activity within the European Union, United States, Australian-funded project "Ocean Data Interoperability Platform", a workshop took place in June 2014 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to further the use of these Semantic Web techniques with the aim of producing a set Linked Data publication patterns which describe many parts of a marine science dataset. During the workshop, a Semantic Web development methodology was followed which promoted the use of a team with mixed skills (computer, data and marine science experts) to rapidly prototype a model ontology which could be iterated in the future. In this paper we outline the methodology employed in the workshop, and examine both the technical and sociological outcomes of a workshop of this kind.

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