UKON 2016: Assessing the Underworld Ontology for Integrated Inter-asset Management

These are my notes for the Saisakul Chernbumroong, Heshan Du, Derek Magee, Vania Dimitrova, Anthony Cohn talk at the UK Ontology Network Meeting on 14 April, 2016.

Source https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ql7RFDSgvxQ/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAFA/pnoDTCze85Q/s120-c/photo.jpg 14 April 2016

There is a need to manage different types of assets together, e.g. assets buried under the ground and assets on the surface of the ground. The ATU ontology aims to define main concepts such as buried assets, soil, land cover, the environment, human activities and how data can be collected. ATU is intended to be used as part of a decision support system. Here, there is a deterioration model and a cost model which is connected to a KB (which includes datasets and the ATU). The UI then interacts with the KB.

The ontology of soil properties and processes is an important part of this project as soil is a medium in many interactions between assets. Within this ontology, there are two main classes, SoilProperty and SoilProcess. The former has 176 subclasses, and the latter has 113 subclasses. The main relations are hasImpactOn <-> influencedBy (and are defined as transitive properties).

Please note that this post is merely my notes on the presentation. I may have made mistakes: these notes are not guaranteed to be correct. Unless explicitly stated, they represent neither my opinions nor the opinions of my employers. Any errors you can assume to be mine and not the speaker’s. I’m happy to correct any errors you may spot – just let me know!

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