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ready Semantic Web for Earth and Environment Technology Ontology

Abbreviation: SWEET

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The Semantic Web for Earth and Environmental Terminology is a mature foundation ontology originally developed at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Containing over 6000 concepts organized into 200 ontologies, its top-level concepts include Representation (math, space, science, time, data), Realm (Ocean, Land Surface, Terrestrial Hydroshere, Atmosphere, etc.), Phenomena (macro-scale ecological and physical), Processes (micro-scale physical, biological, chemical, and mathematical), and Human Activities (Decision, Commerce, Jurisdiction, Environmental, Research). Since 2017, SWEET has been under the governance of the ESIP foundation.


Countries that developed this resource United States

Created in 2011

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How to cite this record SWEET; Semantic Web for Earth and Environment Technology Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 28, 2020, 12:16 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 26 2020 9:10 p.m.

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Record added: Oct. 24, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Record updated: Jan. 28, 2020, 12:14 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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