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General Information
    • ISSN: 2382-6185
    • Frequency: Quarterly (2015-2016); semiyearly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJKE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
    • Indexed by: Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijke@ejournal.net
Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
College of Charleston, SC, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJKE. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.
IJKE 2015 Vol.1(1): 1-8 ISSN: 2382-6185
DOI: 10.7763/IJKE.2015.V1.1

Bioenergy Ontology for Automatic Pathway Generation

Krishna Sapkota, Pathmeswaran Raju, Craig Chapma, William Byrne, and Lynsey Melville
Abstract—Bioenergy is a renewable energy and is generated by treating biomass with various technologies. Depending upon the nature of biomass, it is more suitable for one technology than others, and they can further be treated with other technologies. Hence, the biomass follows a pathway of technologies, and the pathway is called bioenergy pathway. Currently, bioenergy pathways are created manually: either by manually sketching or by creating the data manually and generating diagrams from the data. Manually generated pathways are prone to human errors. A solution to this is creating semantic pathways automatically. In this paper, we present the bioenergy ontology to generate semantic pathways automatically. In particular, we have leveraged the Semantic Web technologies to represent the bioenergy knowledge and inferred the pathways. The case study has been carried out in one of the INTERREG Project and found promising results.

Index Terms—Bioenergy ontology, pathway, semantic pathway, bioenergy conversion pathways, bioenergy routes, biomass, bioenergy.

Krishna Sapkota, Pathmeswaran Raju, Craig Chapman, and William Byrne are with Centre for Knowledge Based Engineering, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK (e-mail: krishna.sapkota@bcu.ac.uk, path.raju@bcu.ac.uk, craig.chapman@bcu.ac.uk, william.byrne@bcu.ac.uk).
Lynsey Melville is with Centre for Low Carbon Research, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK (e-mail: lynsey.melville@bcu.ac.uk).


Cite: Krishna Sapkota, Pathmeswaran Raju, Craig Chapma, William Byrne, and Lynsey Melville, "Bioenergy Ontology for Automatic Pathway Generation," International Journal of Knowledge Engineering vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-8, 2015.

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