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Strategy for extensible, evolving terminology for the Materials Genome Initiative efforts



Talapady N. Bhat, Ursula R. Kattner, Laura Bartolo, Carelyn E. Campbell, John T. Elliott


Intuitive, flexible, and evolving terminology plays a significant role in capitalizing on recommended knowledge representation models for material engineering applications. In this article we present a proposed rules-based approach with initial examples from a growing corpus of materials terms in the NIST Materials Data Repository ( Our method aims to establish a common, consistent, evolving set of rules for creating or extending terminology as needed to describe materials data. The rules are intended to be simple and generalizable for users to understand and extend; for groups to apply to their own repositories; and for machines to process as well as act upon.
JOM Journal of the Minerals Metals and Materials Society


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Created July 1, 2015, Updated May 12, 2020