Poster – Paper 534
In this presentation, we show the design of a vocabulary set for the
conversion of physical quantities and a prototype application using
it. The vocabulary consists of facts and rules and is
formalized with the W3C Web Ontology Language (OWL) under a resource
description framework (RDF). Here, facts are physical quantities of
things such as the weight of the Statue of Liberty, and rules are
conversion relations such as ``the energy of a cup of rice is 200
kilocalories.'' The conversion between quantities is done by SPARQL query.
An application was developed to educate users about global warming. The
application converts different physical quantities under various
circumstances such as the amount of gasoline a car burns, the weight of
waste materials, and so on into CO2 emissions.