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Lessons Learnt from the Deployment of a Semantic Virtual Research Environment

8 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2018 First Look: Accepted

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Pete Edwards

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science

Edoardo Pignotti

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science

Chris Mellish

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science

Alan Eckhardt

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science

Kapila Ponnamperuma

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science

Thomas Bouttaz

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science

Lorna Philip

University of Aberdeen - School of GeoSciences

Kate Pangbourne

University of Aberdeen - Department of Geography and Environment

Gary Polhill

The Macaulay Institute

Nick Gotts

The Macaulay Institute

Abstract

The ourSpaces Virtual Research Environment makes use of Semantic Web technologies to create a platform to support multi-disciplinary research groups. This paper introduces the main semantic components of the system: a framework to capture the provenance of the research process, a collection of services to create and visualise metadata and a policy reasoning service. We also describe different approaches to authoring and accessing metadata within the VRE. Using evidence gathered from data provided by the users of the system we discuss the lessons learnt from deployment with three case study groups.

Keywords: provenance, semantic web, policies, natural language, VRE, OPM, PROV-O

Suggested Citation

Edwards, Pete and Pignotti, Edoardo and Mellish, Chris and Eckhardt, Alan and Ponnamperuma, Kapila and Bouttaz, Thomas and Philip, Lorna and Pangbourne, Kate and Polhill, Gary and Gotts, Nick, Lessons Learnt from the Deployment of a Semantic Virtual Research Environment (2014). Journal of Web Semantics First Look. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3199112 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3199112

Pete Edwards (Contact Author)

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3QY
United Kingdom

Edoardo Pignotti

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3QY
United Kingdom

Chris Mellish

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3QY
United Kingdom

Alan Eckhardt

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3QY
United Kingdom

Kapila Ponnamperuma

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3QY
United Kingdom

Thomas Bouttaz

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3QY
United Kingdom

Lorna Philip

University of Aberdeen - School of GeoSciences ( email )

Meston Building
Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3UE
United Kingdom

Kate Pangbourne

University of Aberdeen - Department of Geography and Environment ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3FX
United Kingdom

Gary Polhill

The Macaulay Institute ( email )

Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Nick Gotts

The Macaulay Institute ( email )

Aberdeen
United Kingdom

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