Towards a Sharable Research Vocabulary (SRV) - A Model-driven Approach -

Brigitte Jörg, Keith Jeffery, Geert van Grootel

In: Fifth Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR'11) Proceedings. Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR-2011) Metadata & Semantics for Open Access Repositories & Infrastructures October 12-14 Izmir Turkey Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Springer Berlin, Heidelberg 2011.


It is known, that research is a key driver of innovation. Not only are governments interested in ongoing activities and outcomes, but also managers, researchers, the media, and increasingly society as such. Research Information is naturally stored in information systems by means of an underlying conceptual model to describe the system entities by their attributes and relationships. So-called ‘conceptual models’ do usually not employ the vocabularies or rules required at application levels. Where research information systems are gaining ground, they are recognized as valuable for maintaining multiple vocabularies, in support of inter-system operation, information integration and re-use, and for the better understanding of Research as a domain and thus its ontological foundation. We propose a model-driven framework for developing a sharable Research vocabulary based on CERIF, which scales to serving multiple stakeholders.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence