CSDMS 2022 Webinars

A Simple Introduction to the Scientific Variables Ontology

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Maria Stoica

University of Colorado, Boulder, United States

Are you interested in expanding the reach of your scientific data or models? One way of increasing the FAIRness of your digital resources (i.e., making them more findable, accessible, interoperable, and reproducible) is by annotating them with metadata about the scientific variables they describe. In this talk, we provide a simple introduction to the Scientific Variables Ontology (SVO) and show how, with only a small number of design patterns, it can be used to neatly unpack the definitions of even quite complex scientific variables and translate them into machine-readable form.

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  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
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  • Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group
  • Coastal Vulnerability Initiative
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  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Initiative
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  • River Network Modeling Initiative