An evaluation model for semantic enablement of virtual research environments

O'Neill, Tristan, Myers, Trina, and Trevathan, Jarrod (2012) An evaluation model for semantic enablement of virtual research environments. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 72. pp. 381-389.

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The Tropical Data Hub (TDH) is a virtual research environment that provides researchers with an e-research infrastructure to congregate significant tropical data sets for data reuse, integration, searching, and correlation. However, researchers often require data and metadata synthesis across disciplines for cross-domain analyses and knowledge discovery. A triplestore offers a semantic layer to achieve a more intelligent method of search to support the synthesis requirements by automating latent linkages in the data and metadata. Presently, the benchmarks to aid the decision of which triplestore is best suited for use in an application environment like the TDH are limited to performance. This paper describes a new evaluation tool developed to analyze both features and performance. The tool comprises a weighted decision matrix to evaluate the interoperability, functionality, performance, and support availability of a range of integrated and native triplestores to rank them according to requirements of the TDH.

Item ID: 23836
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 2010-3778
Keywords: virtual research environment, semantic web, performance analysis, tropical data hub.
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Presented at the ICCIE 2012: International Conference on Computer and Information Engineering, Perth, Australia, December 6-7, 2012.

Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 23:06
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080105 Expert Systems @ 100%
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