PERSWADE-CORE: a core ontology for communicating socio-environmental and sustainability science

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Salvatore Pileggi
Alexey Voinov

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Christoph Schlieder

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Ontology Description
The Centre on Persuasive Systems for Wise Adaptive Living (PERSWADE) aims at developing and applying persuasive technologies and system science for social innovation that can help humanity to move toward sustainable, wise, adaptive living. The PERSWADE collaborative knowledge base has been designed with the intent to bring together, enrich and logically relate heterogeneous content, such as datasets, scientific literature and any kind of multimedia and social content, to support a participatory approach. PERSWADE-CORE, the foundation ontology described in this paper, plays a critical role in this by providing the backbone semantic infrastructure to enable collaboration through efficient data and knowledge integration, sharing and reuse. It also serves the purpose of clarifying and explaining the goals, functions and operations of the Centre. Because of its purpose, PERSWADE-CORE has been designed to be easy-to-use by allowing generic, as well as more specific, relationships among concepts. Furthermore, its design is intrinsically aimed at collaborative environments in which ontologies are expected to evolve as a response to users' activity.
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