Ontology-supported scientific data frameworks: The Virtual Solar-Terrestrial Observatory experience

  title={Ontology-supported scientific data frameworks: The Virtual Solar-Terrestrial Observatory experience},
  author={Peter Fox and Deborah L. McGuinness and Luca Cinquini and Patrick West and Jose Garcia and James L. Benedict and Don Middleton},
  journal={Computers & Geosciences},
We have developed a semantic data framework that supports interdisciplinary virtual observatory projects across the fields of solar physics, space physics and solar-terrestrial physics. This work required a formal, machine understandable representation for concepts, relations and attributes of physical quantities in the domains of interest as well as their underlying data representations. To fulfill this need we developed a set of solar-terrestrial ontologies as formal encodings of the… CONTINUE READING
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