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Wednesday, July 22 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Semantic Harmonization: See it in action! Bridging (meta)genomics and Earth Science data

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“When you say glacier, does it have to have ice in it?”

Handling how meaning varies across (sub-)community usage of terminology is an essential part of building good metadata systems.

In this session, we will briefly introduce how the Semantic Harmonization cluster uses semantic technologies to reconcile diverse - and sometimes conflicting - definitions of key terms in Earth and environmental science.
Some outcomes of our ongoing “cryohackathon” series will be summarized, following which we will perform a live harmonization activity across environmental terms used to describe life science data: terms from SWEET, ENVO, and the Genomes OnLine Database (GOLD).

The resulting harmonized semantic resources helps make these systems and solutions truly interoperate, supporting the next generation of distributed data science.

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avatar for Gary Berg-Cross

Gary Berg-Cross

Consultant
Cognitive Psychologist and long-time data and knowledge engineer. Board member of the Ontolog Forum. Activities including hosting VoCamps to develop modular ontologies and harmonize semantics between terminologies, conceptual models and ontologies.
avatar for Kai Blumberg

Kai Blumberg

PhD Student, University of Arizona
Kai Blumberg is a PhD student in the University of Arizona Biosystems Engineering department. He is working to create a model cyberinfrastructure system called Planet Microbe to integrate and provide analytical tools to analyze key marine 'omics and biogeochemical datasets. As a contributor... Read More →
avatar for Pier Luigi Buttigieg

Pier Luigi Buttigieg

Digital Knowledge Steward / Senior Data Scientist, Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration / GEOMAR
I research and develop advanced, operational-grade, and internationally adopted knowledge representation (KR) technologies for ecology, planetary science, and Sustainable Development. I apply these solutions in mobilising and analysing complex and high-dimensional data sets, while... Read More →


Wednesday July 22, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 5