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Ontological Foundations of European Coordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems

Published Online:https://doi.org/10.2514/1.I010441

The European Coordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems develops an information system for reporting aviation occurrences on the European scale. The system makes use of various taxonomies, like the taxonomy of event types, or a taxonomy of descriptive factors. However, the European Coordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems data model and associated taxonomies are complex and difficult to understand, which reduces interpretability of the records. In this paper, the problems European Coordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems users face during occurrence reporting are discussed, as well as subsequent searches in reported occurrences. Next, it is shown how proper conceptual modeling with ontological foundations could leverage the quality of occurrence categorization, and thus better exploitability of the European Coordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems system. The ontological model is demonstrated on the Aviation Vocabulary Explorer, which is a new prototypical tool for exploring European Coordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems.

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