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Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge




Knowledge Representation Working Group

The Knowledge Representation (KR) Working Group develops and tests ontologies for expressing concepts in ecosystems and biodiversity science that will parameterize the semantic mediation system and provide a vocabulary for the analysis and modeling system. The objective for this working group is to create a series of ecologically relevant ontologies that can be used by the semantic mediation system to reason about data and appropriate analysis steps. These tasks involve domain scientists with expertise in ecology, biodiversity, and environmental sciences to drive the conceptual development of the ontologies. We will also involve a core group of computer scientists who will choose the framework and languages for representing the ontologies. Because there are many possible representations of complex scientific domains (multiple worlds problem), part of this research will focus on how to mediate among conflicting or ambiguous ontologies.

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