INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL DATA USING ONTOLOGIES IN THE INNOCAST DATABASE MAPPING TO CASTNODE KNOWLEDGE BASE

1 REGULSKI Krzysztof
Co-authors:
1,2 WILK-KOŁODZIEJCZYK Dorota 2 KLUSKA-NAWARECKA Stanisława
Institutions:
1 AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland, EU
2 Foundry Research Institute, Krakow, Poland, EU
Conference:
24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, June 3rd - 5th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings 24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
1982-1987
ISBN:
978-80-87294-58-1
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
12th January 2015
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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357 views / 181 downloads
Abstract

CastNode platform is a knowledge base dedicated to casting technology and foundries. Applications database (the InnoCast) integrates four components of knowledge: (1) foundries and supplier base, (2) the base of innovations in the field of casting, forging and rolling, (3) database of publications and (4) patents for casting techniques and products. The schema of the relational database is a diagram of the data structure and is divided into several parts although physically it forms one component. Each module is treated separately. This is due to the complexity of the application and requirement to process it into a knowledge base where different parts are merged by keywords, which are common to all components. Additionally, the system is enhanced by a module of knowledge in the form of ontologies, which shows what data are stored and what relationships take place between them. This method of archiving has many advantages. The main advantage is ease of searching the contents according to users' criteria. In a very extensive database containing several thousands of records, we can search for information in a short period of time. The paper presents the architecture of the CastNode platform and the methodology of integration of technological data using mapping of database schema to ontology. The innovation of the platform is based on the enrichment of the information layer with the semantic scheme and providing modern search engines and navigation through the information resources.

Keywords: Application of Information Technology to the Foundry Industry, Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials, Ontology, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Base

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