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Application of semantic web technologies in the information-computational system for environmental data analysis
Aleksandr Georgiyevich Titov, Evgeny Petrovich Gordov, Igor Georgiyevich Okladnikov

Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems SB RAS
UDC code: 004.9

The working model of the software system for storage, semantically-enabled search and retrieval along with processing and visualization of environmental datasets containing results of meteorological and air pollution observations and mathematical climate modeling is presented. Specially designed metadata standard for machine-readable description of datasets in the form of RDF Schema is introduced. At present the system is available as a Web server and is implementing dataset management functionality including SeRQL-based semantic search as well as statistical analysis and visualization of selected data archives. The proposed system represents a step in the process of development of collaborative information-computational environment to support multidisciplinary investigations of Earth regional environment.

Key Words
climate change, meteorology, Semantic Web, metadata, Information systems

How to cite:
Titov A. G., Gordov E. P., Okladnikov I. G. Application of semantic web technologies in the information-computational system for environmental data analysis // Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies. - 2010. - Volume 08, Issue No 1. - P. 60-67. - ISSN 1818-7900. (in Russian).

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Publication information
Main title Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies, Volume 08, Issue No 1 (2010).
Parallel title: Novosibirsk State University Journal of Information Technologies Volume 08, Issue No 1 (2010).

Key title: Vestnik Novosibirskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriâ: Informacionnye tehnologii
Abbreviated key title: Vestn. Novosib. Gos. Univ., Ser.: Inf. Tehnol.
Variant title: Vestnik NGU. Seriâ: Informacionnye tehnologii

Year of Publication: 2010
ISSN: 1818-7900 (Print), ISSN 2410-0420 (Online)
Publisher: Novosibirsk State University Press
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