The OceanLink Project

Wednesday, 17 December 2014: 4:15 PM
Tom Narock1, Robert A Arko2, Suzanne M Carbotte3, Cynthia L Chandler4, Michelle Cheatham5, Tim Finin6, Pascal Hitzler5, Adila Krisnadhi5, Lisa M Raymond7, Adam Shepherd7 and Peter H Wiebe7, (1)Marymount University, Arlington, VA, United States, (2)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs, Palisades, NY, United States, (4)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)Wright State University Main Campus, Dayton, OH, United States, (6)University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States, (7)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States
A wide spectrum of maturing methods and tools, collectively characterized as the Semantic Web, is helping to vastly improve the
dissemination of scientific research. Creating semantic integration requires input from both domain and cyberinfrastructure scientists.
OceanLink, an NSF EarthCube Building Block, is demonstrating semantic technologies through the integration of geoscience data
repositories, library holdings, conference abstracts, and funded research awards. Meeting project objectives involves applying semantic
technologies to support data representation, discovery, sharing and integration. Our semantic cyberinfrastructure components include
ontology design patterns, Linked Data collections, semantic provenance, and associated services to enhance data and knowledge discovery,
interoperation, and integration. We discuss how these components are integrated, the continued automated and semi-automated creation of semantic metadata, and techniques we have developed to integrate ontologies, link resources, and preserve provenance and attribution.