A Proposal for Ontology-based Integration of Heterogeneous Decision Support Systems for Structural Health Monitoring
Sprache des Titels:
The 12th International Conference on Information Integration and Web Based Applications & Services (iiWAS2010)
This contribution deals with an approach to ontology-based
integration of Decision Support Systems for Structural Health
Monitoring, specifically the implementation of a damage
detection strategy for identifying and localizing damages to (civil)
infrastructure (e.g., bridges, piping systems or wind turbines).
Different institutions operate a large variety of systems for
measurement planning, recording and analysis and each of these
systems has its advantages and disadvantages depending, for
instance, on the type of structure to be monitored. To combine the
advantages of such heterogeneous systems, computer-supported
collaboration is useful, which leads each institution to consider
developing its own domain ontology. This knowledge can be
integrated by means of a higher-level ontology to use different
operations and approaches together for cumulative advantages.
Hence, a concept for ontology-based integration building upon
ideas of semantic data integration was developed, which stands
out from other approaches as it uses a single ontology as its meta-
vocabulary and a mediator-driven architecture.