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Bowers, Shawn; Ludaescher, Bertram. 2003. Towards a generic framework for semantic registration of scientific data. Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Web Technologies for Searching and Retrieving Scientific Data, CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Vol: 83. (Abstract) (Online version)

Abstract

this paper, we consider the specific problem of registering scientific data (as opposed to arbitrary Web content) with ontologies. We propose a generic framework to support semantic registration of scientific datasets, which we intend to deploy in the SEEK project---a multidisciplinary effort to help scientists discover, access, integrate, and analyze distributed ecological information. Our goal is to develop a framework that can support data providers by allowing them to easily enrich their datasets using ontological concepts, while at the same time providing end users semantic-discovery and data-mediation services