A2. Open Information Linking for Environmental science research infrastructures

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Service overview
Service name Open Information Linking for Environmental science research infrastructures (OIL-E)
Service area data
Service phase alpha
Service description OIL-E is a developing framework for addressing the semantic linking requirements of environmental science e-RIs. Specifically, it is intended to provide a machine-readable bridge between the ENVRI Reference Model and other concept models related to research infrastructure, architecture and scientific (meta)data.
Customer group RI data engineers/architects
User group Data-driven researchers
Value OIL-E is intended to provide technical and methodological guidance for the linking of different controlled vocabularies in order to help the construction of cross-cutting services.
Tagline Open linking between environmental science RI reference modelling and controlled vocabularies.
  • Captures ENVRI RM as a multi-viewpoint OWL ontology for RI architecture.
  • Permits analysis and comparison of RI characteristics as the foundation for an ENVRI Knowledge Base.
  • Provides a linking framework for describing the different metadata schemes and technologies used by RIs as well as to identify any semantic mappings available to convert between schemes.
Service options
Option    Name Description Attributes
Access policies Wide access
Service management information
Service owner * Paul Martin
Contact (internal) * p.w.martin@uva.nl
Contact (public)
Request workflow * Screenshot 2019-06-03 at 10.52.00.png
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Support unit email support: Paul Martin (p.w.martin@uva.nl), Zhiming Zhao (z.zhao@uva.nl)

open for new test data and test queries

User manual online accessible documentation via http://www.oil-e.net/.
Service architecture
Service components TRL3–4,development on-going.
#    Type Name Description TRL [1]
Finances & resources
Payment model(s) Free
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The sustainability of the ENVRI RM ontology in OIL-E is partially tied to the sustainability of ENVRI RM itself.
Application of OIL-E, e.g. for the ENVRI Knowledge Base, creates a community of use for ontologies.
Publication of OIL-E in ontology repositories also increases exposure and provides limited curation tied to lifespan of repository.

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  • TRL 1 – basic principles observed
  • TRL 2 – technology concept formulated
  • TRL 3 – experimental proof of concept
  • TRL 4 – technology validated in lab
  • TRL 5 – technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
  • TRL 6 – technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
  • TRL 7 – system prototype demonstration in operational environment
  • TRL 8 – system complete and qualified
  • TRL 9 – actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing in the case of key enabling technologies)