The potential of ontology for safety and risk analysis

Coen Van Gulijk, Peter Hughes, Miguel Figueres Esteban

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Ontology is one of the enablers of the Big Data Risk Analysis project (BDRA). Ontology is the systematic classification of domain knowledge that supports the use of different databases in a meaningful way. This pa-per describes the background of ontologies and use cases within the BDRA research programme. Primarily, they are useful for search engines, text analysis and data-linkage and re-use. Also, the analysis of ontologies offers a shimmer into a new way of working in science itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of ESREL 2016
EditorsLesley Walls, Matthew Revie, Tim Bedford
PublisherC R C Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781315374987
ISBN (Print)9781138029972
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2016
Event26th European Safety and Reliability Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Sep 201629 Sep 2016
Conference number: 26


Conference26th European Safety and Reliability Conference
Abbreviated titleESREL 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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