Revised and enhanced fisheries ontologies

Caracciolo, Caterina Revised and enhanced fisheries ontologies., 2007 [Project/Business plan]

This document describes and discusses the fisheries ontologies developed for use within the Fish Stock Depletion Assessment System (FSDAS). All ontologies are publicly available from the FAO website, from http://www.fao.org/aims/aos/fi. This document is organized as follows. In Chapter 1 we place our work in the context of the WP7 case study. In Chapter 2 we describe previous attempts to create ontologies for the fisheries domain. In Chapter 3 we recap the user requirements presented in our previous deliverable D7.1.1, with special attention to the functionalities needed for modelling, population and maintenance. In Chapter 4 we describe the domains and the data on which the ontologies described here are based. In Chapter 5 we describe the fisheries database where the data used to populate the fisheries ontologies is stored; we also introduce the tool used for population of the ontologies. In Chapter 6 we describe the models of all ontologies produced. In Chapter 7 we discuss some features of the ontologies. In Chapter 8 we summarize the lessons learned in the course of this work. Finally, in Chapter 9 we draw our conclusions. This document also includes four Annexes: the list of naming conventions adopted (Annex I), an essential glossary of fisheries terms (Annex II) a list of acronyms (Annex III) and a report on the conversion of the XML schema for fisheries factsheets into an ontology.

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