From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners


  • Hook Hua
  • Erin Robinson
  • Eric Rozell
  • Nancy Hoebelheinrich
  • Robert Downs
  • Ruth Duerr
  • Chris Lynnes
  • Mark Parsons
  • Thomas Huang
  • Peter Fox (late)
  • Call-in User_1
  • Call-in User_3
  • Call-in User_5

Action Items

Bioportal @ ORNL

  • We should get a list of potential ontologies to pass to Lin
  • Are there some criteria for what a "shareable ontology" might be?
    • An entry barrier to getting ontologies in may be too preventative
  • Should this focus on micro-ontologies (small, reusable components)?
  • What is the distinction between ESIP Commons and ontology portal?
    • ESIP Commons may ingest portal
    • The ontology portal is a source of advertising for your ontology
  • The portal comes with all kinds of tools for visualizing, querying, etc.
  • Is there a use case that is supposed to be solved using the ontology portal?
    • i.e., should they be targeted at a specific kind of use (can an ontology be too specific?)
    • The portal will provide a functional infrastructure for the SW Cluster to review/find ontologies
  • We want to foster sharing, and limit the overhead for sharing
  • List of initial ontologies:
    • Ruth: 5 sea ice and sea ice data related ontologies
    • Beth: initial ontology for data products as ASDC
    • Chris: DQSS ontology, MSDA ontology
  • Should there be an engineering practices associated with the portal? (e.g., versioning)
    • Is it even possible to follow a consistent versioning across all of ESIP?
  • As an ESIP cluster should we put together a best practices, including:
    • Versioning
    • Namespaces
    • Modularity
    • etc.
  • Idea is to collaboratively modify an ontology as well.
  • One of the key benefits of the Semantic Web is to connect data across organizational structures

SWEET and GCMD discussion

  • Where is SWEET going next?
  • Is there a formal governance model for SWEET?

Data Quality ontologies governance by cluster

Planning for the ToolMatch Talkoot and Summer

EarthCube Semantic Web community group report from Charrette and status

Other topics