Information Models

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Information Models

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Initial Design using Concept Maps

The Tetherless World Constellation uses concept maps to quickly construct information models that represent the important concepts (entity classes and relations between entities) present in the project's use cases. We have found concept maps to be an incredibly useful tool for visually representing domain knowledge in a practical and approachable manner. In practice our concept maps do not represent a formal ontology and are not used to formalize inferences, but instead are used as a way to communicate the semantic information model to domain experts who may be unfamiliar with semantic web technologies.

Formalization as Ontology

When the concept maps for a given project are stable and all stakeholders are comfortable with their representation of the semantics of the project domain, the Tetherless World Constellation begins construction of a formal ontology in OWL.

Information Models developed by the Tetherless World Constellation with project collaborators

Multi-Sensor Data Synergy Advisor (MDSA) Data Quality Information Model

A high-level model for describing quality evidence computed from, and quality assertions made about, some container of data.

Project page: http://tw.rpi.edu/web/project/MDSA

Concept Map

Ontology

http://escience.rpi.edu/ontology/sesf/dq/1/0/dq

Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office Information Model(BCO-DMO)

A collaboration with The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Project Page: http://tw.rpi.edu/web/project/BCO-DMO

Concept Map

Ontologies

http://escience.rpi.edu/ontology/BCO-DMO/bcodmo/2/0/

Virtual Solar-Terrestrial Observatory (VSTO) Information Model

A collaboration with the High Altitude Observatory at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder Colorado

Project Page: http://tw.rpi.edu/web/project/VSTO

Concept Maps

link to concept map

The VSTO concept map is too large to include as image ;-)

Ontologies

http://escience.rpi.edu/ontology/vsto/2/0/vsto.owl