Art. 05 – Vol. 21 – No. 1 – 2011

Semantics of Alerts in Emergency Alerting Systems. Premises for an Ontology of Emergency Alerting

Nicolae-Dorel Constantinescu
PhD student, Faculty of Automatics and Computer Science,
”Politehnica” University of Bucharest

Abstract: In this paper we propose to semantically define the emergency alerting activity, expanding an acknowledged ontology (BFO) and using a well-known representation language (OWL). In addition, we show how to translate the resulted ontology into the data structures of a programming language, also widely used (JAVA), in view of its implementation by the emergency alerting software.

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