myExperiment: An ontology for e-Research
Citation: D. Newman, S. Bechhofer, and D. De Roure, "MyExperiment: An ontology for e-Research," in Workshop on Semantic Web Applications in Scientific Discourse in conjunction with the International Semantic Web Conference, 2009.
myExperiment describes itself as a “Social Virtual Research Environment” that provides the ability to share Research Objects (ROs) over a social infrastructure to facilitate actioning of research. The myExperiment Ontology is a logical representation of the data model used by this environment, allowing its data to to be published in a standard RDF format, whilst providing a generic extensible framework that can be reused by similar projects. ROs are data structures designed to semantically enhance research publications by capturing and preserving the research method so that it can be reproduced in the future. This paper provides some motivation for an RO specification and briefly considers how existing domain-specific ontologies might be integrated. It concludes by discussing the future direction of the myExperiment Ontology and how it will best support these ROs.