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A framework for combining rules and geo-ontologies

Smart, Philip David, Abdelmoty, Alia, El-Geresy, Baher A. and Jones, Christopher Bernard 2007. A framework for combining rules and geo-ontologies. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4524 , pp. 133-147. 10.1007/978-3-540-72982-2_10

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Abstract

Geo-ontologies have a key role to play in the development of the geospatial-semantic web, with regard to facilitating the search for geographical information and resources. They normally hold large amounts of geographic information and undergo a continuous process of revision and update. Hence, means of ensuring their integrity are crucial and needed to allow them to serve their purpose. This paper proposes the use of qualitative spatial reasoning as a tool to support the development of a geo-ontology management system. A new framework for the representation of and reasoning over geo-ontologies is presented using the web ontology language (OWL) and its associated reasoning tools. Spatial reasoning and integrity rules are represented using a spatial rule engine extension to the reasoning tools associated with OWL. The components of the framework are described and the implementation of the spatial reasoning engine is presented. This work is a step towards the realisation of a complete geo-ontology management system for the semantic web.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0302-9743
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:40
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/42795

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