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Empowering Resource Providers to Build the Semantic Grid

Chen, Liming, Cox, Simon, Tao, Feng, Shadbolt, Nigel R., Goble, Carole and Puleston, Colin (2004) Empowering Resource Providers to Build the Semantic Grid. In: The IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'04), Beijing China. UNSPECIFIED. 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1109/WI.2004.63


The future success of Grid-enabled e-Science depends on the availability of semantic/knowledge-rich resources on the Grid, i.e., the so-called semantic Grid. This requires not only novel knowledge modelling and representation formalisms but also a shift of knowledge acquisition and population from a limited number of specialised knowledge engineers to resource providers. To this end we have developed a lightweight ontology-enabled tool, "Function Annotator", to support resource providers in capturing and publishing resource semantics and knowledge. Function Annotator takes a different line to most knowledge acquisition tools in that it is designed for use by resource providers, probably in the absence of a knowledge engineer. Its aim is to facilitate large scale knowledge population on the Grid. Function Annotator is built on the state-of-the-art of semantic web technologies, such as ontologies, OWL, instance store and DL-based reasoning, thus ensuring flexibility and scalability on the Grid. This paper describes the tool's role in a Grid-oriented resource lifecycle, its underlying technologies and implementation. It also illustrates the usage of the tool in the context of engineering design search and optimisation.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:11641
Deposited By: Dr Liming Chen
Deposited On:09 Mar 2010 15:54
Last Modified:29 Jun 2011 15:02

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