Finalized:Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Author(s):Narock, Tom and Hayden Wimmer
The Semantic Web is inherently multi-disciplinary and many domains have taken advantage of semantic technologies. Yet, the geosciences are one of the fields leading the way in Semantic Web adoption and validation. Astronomy, Earth science, hydrology, and solar-terrestrial physics have seen a noteworthy amount of semantic integration. The geoscience community has been willing early adopters of semantic technologies and have provided essential feedback to the broader semantic web community. Yet, there has been no systematic study of the community as a whole and there exists no quantitative data on the impact and status of semantic technologies in the geosciences. We explore the applicability of Linked Data to scientometrics in the geosciences. In doing so, we gain an initial understanding of the breadth and depth of the Semantic Web in the geosciences. We identify what appears to be a transitionary period in the applicability of these technologies.
Tom Narock and Hayden Wimmer, Linked data scientometrics in semantic e-Science, Computers & Geosciences, Volume 100, March 2017, pp 87-93, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2016.12.008.This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1704896. Opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NSF.