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An ontology-based knowledge management framework for a distributed water information system


Liu, Q and Bai, Q and Kloppers, C and Fitch, P and Bai, Q and Taylor, K and Fox, P and Zednik, S and Ding, L and Terhorst, A and McGuinness, D, An ontology-based knowledge management framework for a distributed water information system, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 15, (4) pp. 1169-1188. ISSN 1464-7141 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2166/hydro.2012.152


With the increasing complexity of hydrologic problems, data collection and data analysis are often carried out in distributed heterogeneous systems. Therefore it is critical for users to determine the origin of data and its trustworthiness. Provenance describes the information life cycle of data products. It has been recognised as one of the most promising methods to improve data transparency. However, due to the complexity of the information life cycle involved, it is a challenge to query the provenance information which may be generated by distributed systems, with different vocabularies and conventions, and may involve knowledge of multiple domains. In this paper, we present a semantic knowledge management framework that tracks and integrates provenance information across distributed heterogeneous systems. It is underpinned by the Integrated Knowledge model that describes the domain knowledge and the provenance information involved in the information life cycle of a particular data product. We evaluate the proposed framework in the context of two real-world water information systems. © IWA Publishing 2013.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:knowledge management, provenance
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Computer vision and multimedia computation
Research Field:Pattern recognition
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Bai, Q (Dr Quan Bai)
ID Code:140671
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2020-09-01
Last Modified:2020-09-07

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