Scientific Questions Ontology¶
The DISK Scientific Questions Ontology provides a vocabulary to create semantic representations for scientific hypothesis or questions.
The ontology defines the
Question class, with the following properties:
hasQuestionTemplate: A brief text statement of the question. Includes Question Variables that will be replaced with domain concepts to create specific questions.
SPARQLlike semantic representation of this Question, placing Question Variables within the Question Template.
hasQuestionVariable: list of
QuestionVariablefor this Question template. These appear as
SPARQLvariables on the Question Pattern.
QuestionVariable class has the following properties:
SPARQLname of this variable. It is used on the Question Pattern.
SPARQLquery that will determine any restrictions for this variable.
hasFixedOptions: list of possible values for this variable. This is an alternative to specifying
Since each question corresponds to a portion of a
SPARQL query, multiple questions can be composed to create more complex ones.