Marine Ecological Knowledge Management System Based on Ontology Repository

Hongyan Yun, Jianliang Xu, Moji Wei, Zhenbo Guo
2015 International Journal of u- and e- Service, Science and Technology  
This paper researches semantic retrieval and ontology rule reasoning for marine ecological knowledge management system. Upper ontology plays a critical role in ontology development by giving developers a guideline to view the target domain. By fixing a viewpoint of device-function, we present a domain upper ontology for marine ecosystem, and then construct marine ecology ontology and ontology repository. Based on constructed marine ecology ontology repository, authors design and develop marine
more » ... and develop marine ecological knowledge management system, which implements main functions include marine ecological knowledge navigation, term query, knowledge retrieval and ecological crisis early warning. Marine ecology ontology application system provides users a semantic support platform for marine scientific research and cooperation, and it also verifies the rationality and feasibility of ontology modeling method and validity of constructed marine ecology ontology. Marine ecosystem is a complex system which is composed of marine biological communities and their habitat environment [2] . Upper ontology plays a critical role in ontology development by providing developers a guideline to view the target domain [3] . Referring to engineering field literature and Kitamura's device-function knowledge representation theory that the "function" concept is used to describe marine ecology functional process [4]; fixing a viewpoint of device-function that a domain upper ontology is presented, and then marine ecology ontology repository is constructed. The aim of constructing domain ontology repository is to share, reuse and reasoning. Based on constructed ontology repository, authors research semantic retrieval and ontology rule reasoning, and develop a Marine Ecological Knowledge Management System, which implements main functions such as marine ecological knowledge navigation, term query, function query, semantic query answering and marine ecological early crisis warning, etc.
doi:10.14257/ijunesst.2015.8.2.15 fatcat:2xmjhiqnhrdojbx6ruqlaqdoim