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Managing Semantic Metadata for the Semantic Grid

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Chen, Liming, Shadbolt, Nigel R., Goble, Carole, Tao, Feng, Cox, Simon J. and Puleston, Colin (2004) Managing Semantic Metadata for the Semantic Grid. In: the Workshop on Knowledge Grid and Grid Intelligence in conjunction with the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'04), Beijing China. UNSPECIFIED. 9 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Research on the Semantic Web and Web/Grid resource description, discovery and composition is booming but there is currently little effort on a systematic and integrated approach to the management of resources’ Semantic Metadata (SMD), nor on key tools that add, store and reuse SMD. In this paper we propose a generic framework for managing resource SMD, in which ontologies are used for metadata modeling and the Web Ontology Language (OWL) for semantic representation. Generated resource SMD are archived in a knowledge repository enhanced with Description Logic (DL) based reasoning capability. A raft of tools, mechanisms and APIs are developed to support SMD management lifecycle, including metadata generation, semantic annotation, knowledge storage and semantic reuse. Both the framework and its supporting technologies have been applied to a large existing e-Science project, which has produced a working resource management prototype. While SMD can be exploited in many ways with regards to resource discovery, provenance and trust, we illustrate their usage through a knowledge advisor that assists resource assembly and configuration in the context of engineering design search and optimisation.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:8365
Deposited By:Dr Liming Chen
Deposited On:09 Mar 2010 12:46
Last Modified:29 Jun 2011 16:03

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