Skip to main content

OBDMR: An Ontology-Based Data Model for Railways

Buy Article:

$110.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

The domain of the railway system is vast and complex since it includes several sub-domains hierarchy in it. These sub-domains include different branches of technology and operational hierarchy. Many types of research are running on and have happened in this vast domain along with different technologies. Among all available technologies ontology is the single one which talks about semantics and thus supports the decision support system. This paper proposes an OBDMR model for railway systems to integrate the information at the knowledge level. The paper has used railML (version 2.2) as a data resource as railML covers all the aspects of the railway system. railML (Railway Mark-up Language) is an open, XML-based data exchange format for data interoperability of railway application. The proposed ontology adds the semantics to the given data and even allows to infer new information from current data which XML cannot do. OBDMR is capable of taking decisions by automated reasoning using software agents. A generic model proposed in this paper satiates the standards and specifications of most countries’ railway systems. A use-case for Indian Railways is discussed with some examples.

Keywords: Basic Formal Ontology; Rail ML; Railway Ontology

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Patna 800005, Bihar, India

Publication date: January 1, 2020

More about this publication?
  • Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience is an international peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidates research activities in all aspects of computational and theoretical nanoscience into a single reference source. This journal offers scientists and engineers peer-reviewed research papers in all aspects of computational and theoretical nanoscience and nanotechnology in chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering and biology to publish original full papers and timely state-of-the-art reviews and short communications encompassing the fundamental and applied research.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content