For efficient and innovative use of big data, it is important to integrate multiple data bases across domains. For example, various public data bases are developed in life science, and how to find a novel scientific result using them is an essential technique. In social and business areas, open data strategies in many countries promote diversity of public data, how to combine big data and open data is a big challenge. That is, diversity of dataset is a problem to be solved for big data.
Ontology gives a systematized knowledge to integrate multiple datasets across domains with semantics of them. Linked Data also provides techniques to interlink datasets based on semantic web technologies. We consider that combinations of ontology and Linked Data based on ontological engineering can contribute to solution of diversity problem in big data.
In this talk, I discuss how ontological engineering could be applied to big data with some trial examples.