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On Jul 9, 2019, at 21:04, LCA LCT <lca4all@...
1) Congratulations Good Work on the is the server exoiobase at http://db.bonsai.uno/
now up an running ? We are having trouble logging in for the PEF sensitivity analysis EF2
2) The theme of next years SETAC is Open Science for Enhanced Global Environmental Protection perhaps it would be possible to display
a case at that time ?
We invite you to review this year’s meeting theme and tracks. In addition to the traditional poster and platform sessions, we encourage you to think outside the box, enhance trans-disciplinary collaboration and highlight the central conference theme "Open Science for Enhanced Global Environmental Protection."
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Case at hand
In a previous line work for OASIS on reasoning by ontologies (using ontologies for niem and some companies in transport we did an ONION approach for concistencies (NLP )Working on units
Ontology of (basic) Units /Ontology of Unit (vector and vendor independent )
A case at hand which could bring this work more focused and task oriented is the following as a follow up on the PEF sensitivity analysis
A systematic approach for mapping and matching SP2SDG using a business centric point of departure
A) Sustainable Procurement to the
B) Sustainable Development Goal Targets, 232
C) case study reports of real life case studies that validate and express those linkages (using selection criteria direct or indirect by proxies )
which SDGs we leave up to you but we are currently working on long term SDG14 and short term SDG6 but are open for other suggestions
On Jun 7, 2019, at 18:01, Matteo Lissandrini (AAU) <matteo@...
I'm back from ESWC'19 in Portorož, Slovenia.
The conference is a well known venue for Semantic Web researchers and practitioners.
I've presented our work with the poster and we were lucky enough to win the best poster award:https://2019.eswc-conferences.org/awards/
In general I've talked to other people that worked in building ontologies and we all shared the struggle in finding the right vocabulary, and how to better reuse the existing ones and the standards.
I've added a couple of interesting pointers as issues on github.
For validation of user-submitted data, WikiData recently started adopting Shape Expressionshttp://shex.io/
For statistical data other groups suggested looking into the "statistical ontology"http://stato-ontology.org/
this one probably could represent the data that has uncertainty attached to it.
A tool for visualization and editing of ontologies:http://owlgred.lumii.lv/
Among the people passing by asking for questions a person from Daimler expressed some interest, while a researcher from the German Aerospace Center was interested in understanding the Bonsai use case in relation to a W3C working group in which they are participating.
We also got general approval from some design choices, among which the Ontology of Unit of measures we picked.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.