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Ontologies used in DISK

DISK uses several ontologies to represent core concepts about hypothesis-driven discoveries, shown in the following diagram:

Disk Ontologies

  • Community ontologies (shown in blue): Widely-used community standards to represent basic entities such as people, provenance, and files. These ontologies are the core vocabulary used to store general metadata on DISK.

  • Core DISK ontologies (shown in green): Internal ontologies that represent core knowledge structures in DISK, such as:

  • Imported Ontologies (shown in yellow): Imported ontologies. Categorized on three types:

    • Data Ontologies: Each data repository used in DISK has to provide an ontology of its metadata concepts. This ontology is specified as part of Data Adapters.

    • Workflow System Ontologies: Each workflow system used in DISK has to provide an ontology of its workflow concepts. This ontology is a key aspect of Method Adapters.

    • Domain Ontologies: These are ontologies that are used to state hypotheses and questions. They are domain specific.