the bCLEARerâ„¢ approach

bCLEARer is an approach to mining the semantics from existing systems. The full process mines the underlying ontology from multiple source systems, providing a basis for semantic interoperability. BORO has been developing the approach since the late 80s. bCLEARer is the latest incarnation of this approach.

The full bCLEARer has five stages - listed below:

bCLEARer stages

aim

Collect

select the data; establish the broad scope

Load

structure the data

Evolve

(foundationally) ontologise the data

Assimilate

integrate into the global repository

Reuse

publish data in reuse format

The bCLEARer approach can be seen as a way to increase the semantic maturity of the data.

increasing semantic maturity