|Title||The Detector Final State pattern: Using the Web Ontology Language to describe a Physics Analysis|
|Publication Type||Conference Papers|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Watts, G, Vardeman, C, Carral, D, Hitzler, P|
|Conference Name||Presented at the 17th International workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in physics research (ACAT), Valparaiso, Chile, January 2016.|
The Data and Software Preservation for Open Science (DASPOS) collaboration has developed an ontology for describing particle physics analyses. The ontology, a series of data triples, is designed to describe dataset, selection cuts, and measured quantities for an analysis. The ontology specification, written in the Web Ontology Language (OWL), is designed to be interpreted by many pre-existing tools, including search engines, and to apply to both theory and experiment published papers. This paper gives an introduction to OWL and this branch of library science from a particle physicist’s point of view, specifics of the Detector Final State Pattern, and how it is designed to be used in the field of particle physics primarily to archive and recall analyses. A general introduction to DASPOS and how its other work fits in with this topic will also be described.