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Current revision ID: 9107

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General description

Name: Observation
Submitted by: EvaBlomqvist
Also Known As:
Intent: The intent of this pattern is to represent observations of things, under a set of parameters. Common parameters may be the time and place of the observation, but may be any feature that is observed concerning the specific thing being observed.

General, Science

Competency Questions:
  • What objects have been observed? What are the observations of this object? What are the parameters under which this object was observed? What objects were observed under this parameter?
Solution description: ...
Reusable OWL Building Block: (924)
Consequences: We are able to represent the parameters of observations made.
Scenarios: The aquatic species 'Skipjack tuna' was observed in 2004 having the exploitation state 'fully exploited' in the climatic zone 'tropical' at the vertical distance 'pelagic'.
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The Observation Content OP locally defines the following ontology elements:

ObjectProperty hasObservation (owl:ObjectProperty)
hasObservation page
ObjectProperty hasParameter (owl:ObjectProperty)
hasParameter page
ObjectProperty isObservationOf (owl:ObjectProperty)
isObservationOf page
ObjectProperty isParameterOf (owl:ObjectProperty)
isParameterOf page
DatatypeProperty inDate (owl:DatatypeProperty)
inDate page
Class Observation (owl:Class) A specific situation where some thing is observed with respect ot a set of parameters.
Observation page
Class Parameter (owl:Class) The parameters of an observation describe the context and content of the observation. For example in a medical context an observation of a patient may contain a set of symptoms, that are the parameters of that observation.
Parameter page

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(versionInfo): 1.0

(versionInfo): Created by Eva Blomqvist



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