Collaborative Editing and Linking of Astronomy Vocabularies Using Semantic Mediawiki

Chalmers, S., Gray, N. , Ounis, I. and Gray, A. (2010) Collaborative Editing and Linking of Astronomy Vocabularies Using Semantic Mediawiki. In: 5th Workshop on Semantic Wikis (SemWiki-2010), Crete Island, Greece, 31 May 2010, pp. 74-78.

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The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) comprises 17 Virtual Observatory (VO) projects and facilitates the creation, coordination and collaboration of standards promoting the use and reuse of astronomical data archives. The Semantics working group in the IVOA has repurposed five existing vocabularies (modelled using SKOS), capturing concepts within specific areas of astronomy expertise and applications. A major task however, is to promote the uptake of these semantic representations within the Astronomy community, and further, to let astronomers model (and in turn create links from) their own custom vocabularies to use these existing definitions. In this paper we show how Semantic Mediawiki (SMW) can be used to support expert interaction in the lifecycle of vocabulary creation, linking, and maintenance.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Dr Alasdair and Ounis, Professor Iadh and Gray, Dr Norman and Chalmers, Dr Stuart
Authors: Chalmers, S., Gray, N., Ounis, I., and Gray, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy

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