The growing complexity and interdisciplinary nature of Materials Science research demand efficient data management and exchange through structured knowledge representation. Domain-Level Ontologies (DLOs) for Materials Science have emerged as a valuable tool for describing materials properties, processes, and structures, enabling effective data integration, interoperability, and knowledge discovery. However, the harmonization of DLOs, and, more generally, the establishment of fully interoperable multi-level ecosystems, remains a challenge due to various factors, including the diverse landscape of existing ontologies. This work provides, for the first time in literature, a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of DLOs for Materials Science, reviewing more than 40 DLOs and highlighting their main features and purposes. Furthermore, an alignment methodology including both manual and automated steps, making use of Top-Level Ontologies’ (TLO) capability of promoting interoperability, and revolving around the engineering of FAIR standalone entities acting as minimal data pipelines (“bridge concepts”), is presented. A proof of concept is also provided. The primary aspiration of this undertaking is to make a meaningful contribution towards the establishment of a unified ontology framework for Materials Science, facilitating more effective data integration and fostering interoperability across Materials Science subdomains.

Review and Alignment of Domain-Level Ontologies for Materials Science / De Baas, Anne; Nostro, Pierluigi Del; Friis, Jesper; Ghedini, Emanuele; Goldbeck, Gerhard; Paponetti, Ilaria Maria; Pozzi, Andrea; Sarkar, Arkopaul; Yang, Lan; Zaccarini, Francesco Antonio; Toti, Daniele. - In: IEEE ACCESS. - ISSN 2169-3536. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:(2023), pp. 120372-120401. [10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3327725]

Review and Alignment of Domain-Level Ontologies for Materials Science

Ghedini, Emanuele;Paponetti, Ilaria Maria;Zaccarini, Francesco Antonio;
2023

Abstract

The growing complexity and interdisciplinary nature of Materials Science research demand efficient data management and exchange through structured knowledge representation. Domain-Level Ontologies (DLOs) for Materials Science have emerged as a valuable tool for describing materials properties, processes, and structures, enabling effective data integration, interoperability, and knowledge discovery. However, the harmonization of DLOs, and, more generally, the establishment of fully interoperable multi-level ecosystems, remains a challenge due to various factors, including the diverse landscape of existing ontologies. This work provides, for the first time in literature, a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of DLOs for Materials Science, reviewing more than 40 DLOs and highlighting their main features and purposes. Furthermore, an alignment methodology including both manual and automated steps, making use of Top-Level Ontologies’ (TLO) capability of promoting interoperability, and revolving around the engineering of FAIR standalone entities acting as minimal data pipelines (“bridge concepts”), is presented. A proof of concept is also provided. The primary aspiration of this undertaking is to make a meaningful contribution towards the establishment of a unified ontology framework for Materials Science, facilitating more effective data integration and fostering interoperability across Materials Science subdomains.
2023
Review and Alignment of Domain-Level Ontologies for Materials Science / De Baas, Anne; Nostro, Pierluigi Del; Friis, Jesper; Ghedini, Emanuele; Goldbeck, Gerhard; Paponetti, Ilaria Maria; Pozzi, Andrea; Sarkar, Arkopaul; Yang, Lan; Zaccarini, Francesco Antonio; Toti, Daniele. - In: IEEE ACCESS. - ISSN 2169-3536. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:(2023), pp. 120372-120401. [10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3327725]
De Baas, Anne; Nostro, Pierluigi Del; Friis, Jesper; Ghedini, Emanuele; Goldbeck, Gerhard; Paponetti, Ilaria Maria; Pozzi, Andrea; Sarkar, Arkopaul; Yang, Lan; Zaccarini, Francesco Antonio; Toti, Daniele
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