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NIST Ontological Visualization Interface for Standards: User’s Guide

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Author(s)

David J. Lechevalier, Anantha Narayanan Narayanan, Katherine C. Morris, Sean Reidy, Sudarsan Rachuri

Abstract

The NIST Ontological Visualization Interface for Standards (NOVIS) was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide an interactive visual interface to the terminology used in a variety of standards related to sustainable manufacturing. The area of sustainable manufacturing is rapidly evolving and includes a network of information standards that define the language of discourse for this new area. Traditional document style standards and dictionary style definitions are very limiting when it comes to getting a holistic picture of the sustainability landscape for manufacturing. The task of understanding the challenges in achieving a sustainability objective is very difficult when non-experts have to browse through several pages of document standards to find relevant information. The NOVIS tool provides a means for people to interactively visualize, browse, and query these standards. Furthermore, while the tool presented here supports the area of sustainable manufacturing specifically, its applicability is not limited to that area. This paper describes how to use the NOVIS tool and includes an example of how to use the tool to support sustainable manufacturing.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7945
Report Number
7945

Keywords

Ontology, Visualization

Citation

Lechevalier, D. , , A. , Morris, K. , , S. and Rachuri, S. (2013), NIST Ontological Visualization Interface for Standards: User’s Guide, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.7945 (Accessed May 29, 2024)

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Created August 1, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018