Semantic Web

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  • Welcome to the Semantic Web Cluster activity

Cluster Task Activities

Data-type and Service Ontology

Semantic Annotation/tagging

Concept Mapping and beyond

Telecons and Meetings

2nd Tuesday of each month: 1100 PT/1200 MT/1300 CT/1400 ET/1900 UT
Toll-free:            800-508-7631  (international call in:  334-323-3031)
Meeting Code:   *8202307* (the * is important)

Next SW Cluster Telecon Agenda

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Watch this space for agenda

Previous Telecon Agenda - Tuesday, March 13, 2007


  • introductions (if required)
  • plans for summer meeting (sessions, demonstration projects, etc.)
  • status of white paper on - datatype and service ontology (attached with Data Model/Ontology paper)
  • community process for ontology development - update
  • status of template for application use cases
  • other items

SW Cluster Telecon Notes




Cluster meetings

SW Cluster Meeting Notes

Next business meeting Tuesday July 17 2007 at 7:30pm at the ESIP Federation Meeting.

  • January ESIP Federation meeting
Agenda -
Tutorial and Semantic Web roadmap presentation
NOESIS (Presentation)
Beta-release of web portal for NOESIS: contact Rahul Ramachandran for feedback (
  • July ESIP Federation meeting (July 17-20, 2007, Madison, WI)
Cluster meeting/ workshop - Tuesday July 17 PM
Use case scenarios - Thursday July 19 PM
Plenary presentation - Friday July 20 AM includes demos
Call for presentations and demonstrations (current submissions follow)
"Knowledge Modeling and Discovery: Understanding Risks, Outcomes and the Ever Changing Nature of Complex Systems" Presenter: Danielle Forsyth, CEO & Co-Founder, Thetus Corporation. 1.5 - 2.0 hours. Abstract:
Advances in collection technology have fueled an unprecedented increase in the amount of data generated in 
earth sciences research. The majority of critical information is never located and leveraged because traditional 
information management systems are not designed to cope with massive amounts of data pouring in from 
satellites and sensors as well data residing in silos—structured using proprietary, inaccessible metadata formats.  
Designed to enable users to model, discover, track, and evolve information from within disparate stores of 
complex, multi-layered data, Thetus Publisher provides the essential component to complement traditional 
information management systems and enable data-rich, knowledge poor earth sciences organizations to realize
the full potential of their most valuable assets: knowledge and knowledge workers. In the earth sciences, 
organizations must process and analyze massive amounts of complex, multi-source, multi-format data in order 
to analyze, hypothesize, predict, and act. Semantically-based knowledge modeling and discovery systems allow 
organizations to integrate, automate, and enhance spatial and non-spatial data within a dynamically-evolving 
knowledge base, enabling users to search, relate, annotate, and share information across multiple communities 
of interest.

Related Activities

Use Cases

Preamble needed to introduce role of general ESIP Use Cases to drive semantic web application development.

NASA Working Groups

  • NASA Earth Science Data System Working Group/ Technology Infusion Working Group/

Semantic Web Sub-Group Activities:

  • Semantic Web Technology Infusion Roadmap
  • Semantic Web demos
NOESIS (presented by Ken Kaiser)
Web services discovery (Peng Yue and Liping Di)
Ontology collaboration website (Peter Fox and Rob Raskin)