Semantic Water Quality Portal

We present a semantic technology-based approach to emerging environmental information systems. We used our linked data approach in the Tetherless World Constellation Semantic Water Quality Portal (TWC-SWQP). Our integration scheme uses a core domain ontology and integrates water data from different authoritative sources along with multiple regulation ontologies to enable pollution detection and monitoring. An OWL-based reasoning scheme identifies pollution events relative to user chosen regulations. Our approach also captures and leverages provenance to improve transparency. In addition, semantic water quality portal features provenance-based facet generation, query answering and data validation over the integrated data via SPARQL. We introduce the approach and the water portal, and highlight some of its potential impacts for the future of environmental monitoring systems.
Semantic Water Quality Portal
Publication: Zheng, J.,iWang, P., Patton, E., Lebo, T., Luciano, J., and  McGuinness, D. (2011). "A Semantically-Enabled Provenance-Aware Water Quality Portal." (PDF)  
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