On Monday, November 18 at 3 – 4 pm (not 1.30 – 2.30 pm!) in Room P-702 (Paulinum), Andreas Nareike and Natanael Arndt will present their current project “Electronic Resource Management in context of Libraries”, current research and give an prospect of there PhD topics. As always, Bachelor and Master students are able to get points for attendance and there is complimentary coffee and cake after the session.
Electronic Resource Management in libraries
Within the results of this project we want to apply semantic web technologies, to manage for instance licenses for electronic journals at the Leipzig University Library. We focus on building a scalable and reusable, intelligent data management platform. The platform should accumulate and homogenize the heterogeneous data in in RDF and any other representation formats from different provenances.
Our current research
When reusing ontologies or vocabularies in an application context there occurs a gap between the domain ontology and the program logic. In parallel with the software product line method from software engineering we introduce the application schema as substantiation of the domain ontology. This application schema defines a subset of terms from the domain vocabularies resp. ontologies and enriches the resulting schema by application specific restrictions. While keeping the terminological knowledge in domain ontologies, this approach encourages application engineers to a greater reuse of existing domain vocabularies in combination with software components. With the aid of the Semantic Web Application Framework OntoWiki we implement a use-case within the context of library information systems as application on the Web of Data. Thereby we utilize the application to describe forms, component interfaces and restricted views for rolls in workflows.