Ontology for the Gridded Met Database

Report No. ARL-TR-4172
Authors: Edward M. Measure
Date/Pages: July 2007; 50 pages
Abstract: The concept of net-centricity requires not only interconnection of individual soldiers, but of their machines. Processing the vast ocean of information from sensors and the Internet will require sophisticated machine-to-machine communication and interoperability. By attaching semantic markup or meaning to information, the Semantic Web takes a large step in advancing human-machine and machine-machine communication. In this report, we describe the development of an ontology designed to capture much of the semantic information in the Gridded Meteorological Database (GMDB). In part, the ontology developed is based on the GMDB metadata descriptions; however, the ontology developed goes beyond the metadata description in that it contains information about the semantic relationships between the metadata entities and attributes that the metadata descriptions do not capture. The ontology developed and described here is essentially a prototype. An operational version should incorporate both an expanded set of meteorological and meteorological effects entities and have a more detailed semantic structure.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: July 1, 2007