Getting computers to talk to each other can save maintenance costs

MINING companies should adopt ontology – or the machine-interpretable definitions of shared concepts – to improve their maintenance functions and make decisions based on reasoning provided to them in a multitude of formats, according to University of Western Australia school of engineering professor Melinda Hodkiewicz.

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"A ‘digital thread' using ontology will enable computers to talk to each other by being "systematically interoperable", she told the Future of Mining conference in Sydney yesterday.