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Semantic service-oriented architecture for range operation: evolving the role of semantics in the enterprise
Author(s): Richard Hull; Kent Bimson; Richard Hyle; Richard Thiebauth
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Paper Abstract

The Knowledge Management Framework (KMF) of the US Air Force 45th Space Wing's Knowledge Management Initiative (KMI) is a semantic service-oriented architecture that provides Eastern Range stakeholders with a semantically unified, web-based view of distributed range information-a Single Integrated Range Picture-through a virtual, federated, ontology-based enterprise model. Design time activities include the creation of physical data services and mapping of those physical data services to logical data services corresponding to the concepts described in an OWLDL[ 1] ontology. The physical data services aggregate and normalize information stored within federated relational databases and XML[2] files. Runtime activities are managed through a single web service providing methods for ontology discovery, ontology inspection and retrieval of concept instances from federated data sources. We present lessons learned and the technology currently under development to support ontology-driven EII, reasoning, and search. We finish by discussing how these lessons have reshaped our thinking about the role of semantics in enriching information to make it more meaningful for stakeholders, and the impact of these new concepts on our evolving KMF architecture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7350, Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2009, 73500L (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818628
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Hull, Modus Operandi, Inc. (United States)
Kent Bimson, Bimson Consulting (United States)
Richard Hyle, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Richard Thiebauth, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7350:
Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems 2009
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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