NeOn methodology Ontological engineering Ontology of water resources
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In spite of the existing efforts for the creation of semantic models that ensure the interoperability in the water domain, the greater part of these proposals focus on solve specific needs, especially regarding the regulations that the geographic information has to fulfil in a territory or community. To tackle this need, in this work we propose the creation of an ontology that describes the basic concepts, based on existing semantic models of the community and that incorporate the representation of water resources applied to the Ecuadorian context considering the existing regulations. The data set instantiated in the ontological model come from of different Ecuadorian institutions. The modeling result is an ontological network conformed by a collection of ontologies joined through relations between them. All the process involved i) the selection and execution of activities proposed by the methodology NeOn for the construction of the ontology model, ii) the implementation using the Web Ontology Language (OWL), and iii) the documentation of the ontological model. We conclude that the created ontology, named hydrOntologyEC provides a more flexible platform to facilitate the interoperability of the agencies involved in the water domain.