Generic ontology of datatypes

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Generic ontology of datatypes
We present OntoDT, a generic ontology for the representation of scientific knowledge about datatypes. OntoDT defines basic entities, such as datatype, properties of datatypes, specifications, characterizing operations, and a datatype taxonomy. We demonstrate the utility of OntoDT on several use cases. OntoDT was used within an Ontology of core data mining entities for constructing taxonomies of datasets, data mining tasks, generalizations and data mining algorithms. We also show how OntoDT can improve the representation of datatypes in the BioXSD exchange format for basic bio-informatics types of data. The generic nature of OntoDT enables it to support a wide range of other applications, especially in combination with other domain specific ontologies: the construction of data mining workflows, annotation of software and algorithms, semantic annotation of scientific articles, etc. OntoDT is open source and is available at
Pance Panov, Larisa N. Soldatova, Saso Dzeroski
Added 05 Apr 2016
Updated 05 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where ISCI
Authors Pance Panov, Larisa N. Soldatova, Saso Dzeroski
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