Jens Ortmann

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Affordances elude ontology. They have been recognized to play a role in categorization, especially of artifacts, but also of natural features. Yet, attempts to ontologize them face problems ranging from their presumed subjective nature to the fact that they involve potential actions, not objects or properties. We take a fresh look at the ontology of(More)
This paper shows how Linked Open Data can ease the challenges of information triage in disaster response efforts. Recently, disaster management has seen a revolution in data collection. Local victims as well as people all over the world collect observations and make them available on the web. Yet, this crucial and timely information source comes(More)
The COastal and Marine Perception Application for Scientific Scholarship (COMPASS) is a knowledge infrastructure that supports enhanced discovery of scientific resources, including publications, data sets and web services. It provides users with the ability to discover resources on the basis of domain knowledge using ontologies, and scientific knowledge,(More)
Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II is a member of a broad family of ubiquitously expressed Ca(2+) sensing serine/threonine-kinases. Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II is highly expressed in insulin secreting cells and is associated with insulin secretory granules and has been proposed to play an important role in exocytosis or in(More)
Referential qualities are qualities of an entity taken with reference to another entity. For example the vulnerability of a coast to sea level rise. In contrast to most non-relational qualities which only depend on their host, referential qualities require a referent additional to their host, i.e. a quality Q of an entity X taken with reference to another(More)
Georeferencing and semantic annotations improve the findability of geoinformation because they exploit relationships to existing data and hence facilitate queries. Unlike georeferencing, which grounds location information in reference points on the earth’s surface, semantic annotations often lack relations to entities of shared experience. We suggest an(More)
A geospatial knowledge infrastructure consists of a set of interoperable components, including software, information, hardware, procedures and standards, that work together to support advanced discovery and access to geoscientific resources, including publications, data sets and web services. Such advanced discovery is intended to support scientists in(More)