Project – ART

Short Project Name: ART: An ontology-based article preparation tool

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Tools and Innovation

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_rep_pres/tools/art.aspx

Project URI: http://www.aber.ac.uk/compsci/Research/bio/art/

Start Date: 2007-06-01

End Date: 2009-03-31

Governance: Integrated Information Environment Committee (JIIE), Repositories and preservation advisory group

Contact Name and Role: Larisa Soldatova (Project Manager)

Brief project description:

The project’s aim is to develop a tool, ART, based on a generic ontology of experiments in EXPO to assist in:

  • Translating scientific papers into format with an explicit semantics
  • Explicit linking of repository papers to data and metadata
  • Creation of an example intelligent digital repository.

The proposal is to use the semantically rich and the theoretically sound generic EXPO representation of scientific experiments to provide metadata and to annotate papers stored in digital repositories. An ontology-based tool, ART, will be developed to automate the process of translating the papers into the proposed semantic format.

It is anticipated that the project will contribute to the programme by providing an enriched domain independent ontology, and through this ontology, metadata for scientific digital repositories. A practical tool will be developed for paper annotation. Further, an investigation will be undertaken, and a report written of the next logical step for the programme: the addition of innate intelligence to digital repositories. This will enable advanced searching over repositories, text mining, and knowledge discovery.

Name of Trawler: Mahendra Mahey

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