Finalized:Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Author(s):Gil, Yolanda and Varun Ratnakar, and Daniel Garijo
This paper presents OntoSoft, an ontology to describe metadata for scientific software. The ontology is designed considering how scientists would approach the reuse and sharing of software. This includes supporting a scientist to: 1) identify software, 2) understand and assess software, 3) execute software, 4) get support for the software, 5) do research with the software, and 6) update the software. The ontology is available in OWL and contains more than fifty terms. We are using OntoSoft to structure a software registry for geosciences, and to develop user interfaces to capture its metadata.
Yolanda Gil, Varun Ratnakar, and Daniel Garijo.. "OntoSoft: Capturing Scientific Software Metadata.," Proceedings of the Eighth ACM International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP), Palisades, NY, October 2015. DOI: 10.1145/2815833.2816955This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1440323. Opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NSF.