Tools for the rationalisation and management of data collection – the Semantic Reef

Myers, Trina, Atkinson, Ian, and Johnstone, Ron (2010) Tools for the rationalisation and management of data collection – the Semantic Reef. In: Coast to Coast 2010: actions for change: program and abstract handbook. p. 31. From: Coast to Coast 2010: actions for change, 20-24 September 2010, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

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The Semantic Reef project is an eco-informatics application that aims to combine multiple environmental datasets to test ecological hypotheses and to derive information about environmental systems. The intention is to develop an automated data processing, problem-solving and knowledge discovery system that will assist in developing our understanding and management of coral reef ecosystems.

Remote environmental monitoring (including sensor networks) is being widely developed and used for collecting real-time data across widely distributed locations. As the volume of raw data increases, it is envisaged that bottlenecks will develop in the data analysis phases, where current data processing procedures still involve manual manipulation that will soon become unfeasible to manage. Research communities, such as the Semantic Web and Knowledge Representation fields, aim to address this "data deluge", through the development of the automated data synthesis technologies and use-case implementations such as described here.

Item ID: 22373
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
ISBN: 978-0-9808586-0-0
Keywords: semantic technologies, SEMAT, sensor networks, data integration
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Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 05:57
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080105 Expert Systems @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960303 Climate Change Models @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 70%
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