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Re: SSN Key Ontologies Reference List - Inputs

From: John Graybeal <graybeal@mbari.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 06:38:02 -0700
Cc: <public-xg-ssn@w3.org>
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To: <Laurent.Lefort@csiro.au> <Laurent.Lefort@csiro.au>
Laurent, These are great notes, thank you.

  I just want to note, in case anyone is panicking, that this week the  
meeting is on Wednesday.  (Holger said 'tomorrow' in his Monday email  
but the schedule within the email says July 1, and that's the one I'm  
counting on.)

Anyone else who can't make the meeting is welcome to add comments.

John

On Jun 30, 2009, at 5:59 AM, <Laurent.Lefort@csiro.au> <Laurent.Lefort@csiro.au 
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> Hi,
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> I won’t attend today’s meeting (it’s time to go home) but John’s  
> call prompted me to post a few comments here to fire up the  
> discussion.
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> Laurent
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> 1) A reminder of a similar effort
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> D.2.1 State of the Art - Sensor Information Services
> http://www.ict-sensei.org/images/Documents/sensei_wp2_d2.1.pdf
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> page 13: 2.1.2 Ontologies for modelling sensor and actuator
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> Avancha2004
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> Jurdak2004
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> Eid2006
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> IEEE1451
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> Niles2001 (SUMO)
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> Russomanno2005
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> OGC2007 (SensorML)
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> Cybenko2003
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> Liu2005
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> 2) On the list of criteria to be used for the evaluation template:
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> It’s roughly okay but I have a few pet topics like:
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> - systematic presence of textual descriptions or not (because it’s  
> impossible to get them later)
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> - traceability to references or not (there are some ontologies, not  
> many, which do provide the references to the relevant journal  
> articles or technical spec.)
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> - presence of a significant number of examples or not
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> 3) I have started a list of all the resources describing sensor and  
> instruments in general here:
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> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/Sensor_types
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> On top of this list I have put the work by OIML: International  
> Organization of Legal Metrology for two reasons:
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> -          they propose an ontology skeleton in http://www.oiml.org/publications/V/V002-200-e07.pdf
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> -          they have collected useful stuff on a wide range of  
> sensors/instruments http://www.oiml.org/publications/
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> Should it be added the list of reviewed examples?
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> 4) On the shortlisted ones, here are a few rapid comments
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> CSIRO’s one:
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> - a bit to OWL-S-ish although I agree there is a need for some  
> harmonisation around it..
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> - it’s also a bit too abstract. Let’s start to think on how we can  
> apply it to real examples of sensors (see point 2).
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> M Eid et al:
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> - another one which uses IEEE 1451 http://ieee1451.nist.gov/
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> OntoSensor:
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> See my more complete comments here: http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/OntoSensor_Review
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> (some practical examples maybe worth saving?)
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> MMI Device:
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> - it’s half a product/device ontology and half a “metrology” one (It  
> would be good to compare it to OIML – see my comments above)
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> SensorML process:
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> - I can help with the events vs. process discussion we’ll have to  
> have at some stage. I’ve read my classic (e.g. Galton)
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> CESN:
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> - too small to count
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> OOSThetys:
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> - Remind me of something similar I’ve got also inspired by Simon  
> Cox’s O&M. Useful for discussion about the ontology (foundry or  
> skeleton) structure.
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> WISNO:
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> - more agent-ish (and driven by situation awareness requirements)  
> than purely sensor-ish - except the importation of  IEEE 1451 defs.
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> 5) Finally, what’s missing in the list?
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> Maybe work done for imagery sensors (e.g. ISO 1930 or a more  
> specific source taken from the reference below)
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> Wolfgang Kresse (2008) STANDARDIZATION IN PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE  
> SENSING  Beijing 2008
> http://www.isprs.org/congresses/beijing2008/proceedings/4_pdf/307.pdf
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> Also other work on “virtual” or “macro” sensors descriptions like  
> what this swiss group may have done (BTW, have I missed a more  
> recent publication on the structure of their metadata?):
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> Nicolas Dawes, K. Ashwin Kumar, Sebastian Michel, Karl Aberer,  
> Michael Lehning. Sensor Metadata Management and its Application in  
> Collaborative Environmental Research. 4th IEEE International  
> Conference on e-Science. e-Science 2008. Indianapolis, IN, USA. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?isnumber=4736722&arnumber=4736751&count=180&index=28
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John Graybeal   <mailto:graybeal@mbari.org>  -- 831-775-1956
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Metadata Interoperability Project: http://marinemetadata.org
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