A geologic timescale ontology and service

  title={A geologic timescale ontology and service},
  author={Simon J. D. Cox and Stephen M. Richard},
  journal={Earth Science Informatics},
  • S. Cox, S. Richard
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science Informatics
We have developed an OWL ontology for the geologic timescale, derived from a Unified Modeling Language (UML) model that formalized the practice of the International Commission for Stratigraphy (ICS) (Cox and Richard 2005). The UML model followed the ISO/TC 211 modeling conventions, and was the basis for an XML implementation that was integrated into GeoSciML 3.0. The OWL ontology is derived using rules for generating OWL ontologies from ISO-conformant UML models, as provided in a (draft… 
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