Ontology Language to Support Description of Experiment Control System Semantics, Collaborative Knowledge-Base Design, and Ontology Reuse
C.Timmer, D.Abbott, E.J.Wolin, E.Jastrzembski, V.H.Gyurjyan*, W. G.Heyes (JLAB)
In this paper we discuss the control domain specific ontology that is built on top of the domain-neutral Resource Definition Framework (RDF). Specifically, we will discuss the relevant set of ontology concepts along with the relationships among them in order to describe experiment control components and generic event-based state machines. Control Oriented Ontology Language (COOL) is a meta-data modeling language that provides generic means for representation of physics experiment control processes and components, and their relationships, rules and axioms. It provides a semantic reference frame that is useful for automating the communication of information for configuration, deployment and operation. COOL has been successfully used to develop a complete and dynamic knowledge-base for experiment control systems, developed using the AFECS framework.
Jefferson Lab, United States Department of Energy, Office of Science of DOE, Jefferson Science Associates LLC