Standardizing on Ontology of Physics for Modeling and Simulation (MSIAC Journal, Volume 4, December 2006)
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC ADVANCED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Interest in creating various scientific markup languages has been stimulated by the advent of XML and OWL. For example, there is a need for an ontology of physics for representing physics based model semantics in Modeling and Simulation MS applications. While basic principles have been outlined to proceed towards creating such an ontology, the difficulties in creating a standardized ontology lie in the magnitude of the task and the diversity of communities interested in having such an ontology. Significant application areas of interest outside of MS for scientific markup languages and their ontologies lie in the creation and accessing of electronic libraries and document archives. Other application areas include computerized science education, engineering education, and electronic navigation of technical manuals. The creation of credible standards in this area will require the pooling of resources from these distinct communities. We describe the variety of requirements of these communities and outline an approach for building a consensus towards standardization.
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- Computer Programming and Software