Dutch standards body, USPI-NL, is in the process of implementing the ISO 15926 standard for integration, sharing, exchange, and hand-over of plant data. Part 7, now implemented in OWL, the W3C’s ‘Ontology Web Language,’ defines implementation methods required to ‘use ISO 15926 to its full extent.’
Fluor Corp.’s Onno Paap, implementer of the RDF/OWL version of ISO 15926 told Oil IT Journal that the OWL/RDF mapping got a thumbs-up from none other than the father of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee. Berners-Lee has been pushing RDF as the key technology behind the Semantic Web (OITJ Vol. 9 N° 1) and considered the ISO 15926 initiative as a benchmark test of the Semantic Web. InfoWeb transforms ‘rules’ from legacy EXPRESS-based models into OWL’s ‘axioms’. Check out the results on www.infowebml.ws.
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