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  Information - ESSI1 Semantic Interoperability, Knowledge and Ontologies

Event Information
Geoscientific information can be both rich and complex, and content is
not always readily interpretable by either humans or machines.
Interpretation of such information is important if it is to be shared,
exchanged, integrated or used by advanced third-party applications as
would be required in an interoperable context.

This session will explore the meaning of geoscientific information and
knowledge and may include:
* how meaning can be represented using ontologies or other
semantic mechanisms;
* how representations of meaning can be used in an interoperable
context to allow information to be shared;
* how representations of meaning can be used in applications (for
example, for discovery and analysis);
* how knowledge can be abstracted, interpreted and inferred from
semantic representations and data and information repositories.

Interested presenters are invited to submit abstracts or extended
abstracts (up to 2000 words) through the EGU web site
( by 14 January 2008.
Conference presentations will require an abstract only and not a full
paper, but selected authors will be invited to submit full papers for
review and publication in a journal special issue. Authors will be
notified of selection for this process by 14 February 2008. Any
questions should be directed to the conveners of this session Kristin
Stock ( ) and Peter Fox (

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers


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