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A Hydrological Sensor Web Ontology Based on the SSN Ontology: A Case Study for a Flood

Wang, Chao, Chen, Nengcheng, Wang, Wei, Chen, Zeqiang
ISPRS international journal of geo-information 2017 v.7 no.1
case studies, disasters, floods, models, monitoring
Accompanying the continuous development of sensor network technology, sensors worldwide are constantly producing observation data. However, the sensors and their data from different observation platforms are sometimes difficult to use collaboratively in response to natural disasters such as floods for the lack of semantics. In this paper, a hydrological sensor web ontology based on SSN ontology is proposed to describe the heterogeneous hydrological sensor web resources by importing the time and space ontology, instantiating the hydrological classes, and establishing reasoning rules. This work has been validated by semantic querying and knowledge acquiring experiments. The results demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed ontology and its potential to grow into a more comprehensive ontology for hydrological monitoring collaboratively. In addition, this method of ontology modeling is generally applicable to other applications and domains.