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 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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