Facilitating Knowledge Sharing and Analysis in Energy Informatics with the Ontology for Energy Investigations (OEI)

Conference Paper · October 2012with153 Reads
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3919.0564
Conference: Proceedings of the 2012 Energy Informatics Conference (EI'12)
Just as the other informatics-related domains (e.g., Bioinformatics) have discovered in recent years, the ever-growing domain of Energy Informatics (EI) can benefit from the use of ontologies, formalized, domain-specific taxonomies or vocabularies that are shared by a community of users. In this paper, an overview of the Ontology for Energy Investigations (OEI), an ontology that extends a subset of the well-conceived and heavily-researched Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI), is provided as well as a motivating example demonstrating how the use of a formal ontology for the EI domain can facilitate correct and consistent knowledge sharing and the multi-level analysis of its data and scientific investigations.
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