Thomas W. Narock

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The Worskhop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns (WOP2015, 6th edition) was held on October 11, 2015 in conjunction with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference in Bethlehem, PA, USA. At the workshop, the organizers conducted a discussion with the participants regarding the promises and obstacles of ontology design patterns (ODPs for short). This(More)
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,(More)
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. Specifically, GeoLink aims to improve data reuse and integration of seven geoscience data repositories through the use of ontologies. In this paper, we present the approach(More)
The past few years have witnessed unparalleled efforts to make scientific data web accessible. The Semantic Web has proven invaluable in this effort; however, much of the literature is devoted to system design, ontology creation, and trials and tribulations of current technologies. In order to fully develop the nascent field of Semantic e-Science we must(More)
The space physics data environment is evolving with the advent of virtual observatories. With the primary function of most virtual observatories being data search and retrieval, an emphasis has been placed on providing value-added data processing services. That is, creating web services that take discovered data and provide common and routine processing(More)
[1] Over 12 years of IMP 8, data was searched for observed bow shock crossings. Out of the total 4562 crossings found, we used the 2293 unambiguous bow shocks for which upstream interplanetary magnetic field and solar wind parameters were available to study selected bow shock models under normal and unusual solar wind conditions. The chosen models were F79,(More)
EarthCube is a major effort of the National Science Foundation to establish a next-generation knowledge architecture for the broader geosciences. Data storage, retrieval, access, and reuse are central parts of this new effort. Currently, EarthCube is organized around several building blocks and research coordination networks. OceanLink is a(More)
Jim Gray described e-Science as where “IT meets scientists.” (Hey et al. 2009) Science has now fully entered this newmode of operation, which combines science, informatics, computer science, cyberinfrastructure and information technology. It has been six years since the special issue Geoscience Knowledge Representation in Cyberinfrastructure (Brodaric et(More)