Ontologies of the Fire Safety Domain

  • Yuliya NikulinaEmail author
  • Tatyana Shulga
  • Alexander Sytnik
  • Natalya Frolova
  • Olga Toropova
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 199)


This article considers recent research dealing with developing ontologies of fire safety. The authors have made brief overview of ontologies existing in this field and consider possible ways to use them. The latest researches have explored the problem from different angles. It is shows various applications of ontology: there are projects on wildfires, forest fire risk management, fire in buildings and visualization of the spread of smoke. The article draws our attention to the main characteristics of ontologies and the applicability of a particular ontology in different areas. Criteria for ontology comparison have been formulated. According to the research the most important criterions are availability of ontology and scope of use. The type of ontology as a selection criterion will help at the initial stage to make a list of ontologies. The authors presented the results of the analysis in the form of a comparative table. The results can be used to help developers to make the right choice of ontologies.


Ontology Ontological engineering Fire safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of SaratovSaratovRussia

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