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Architecture for a grounded ontology of geographic information

Third, Allan; Bennett, Brandon and Mallenby, David (2007). Architecture for a grounded ontology of geographic information. In: (GEOS 2007) Second International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics, 29-30 Nov 2007, Mexico City, Mexico.

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A major problem with encoding an ontology of geographic information in a formal language is how to cope with the issues of vagueness, ambiguity and multiple, possibly conflicting, perspectives on the same concepts.We present a means of structuring such an ontology which allows these issues to be handled in a controlled and principled manner, with reference to an example ontology of the domain of naive hydrography, and discuss some of the issues which arise when grounding such a theory in real data -- that is to say, when relating qualitative geographic description to quantitative geographic data.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 Springer-Verlag
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetEP/D002834/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Extra Information: Published in: F. Fonseca, M.A. Rodrıguez, and S. Levashkin (Eds.): GeoS 2007, LNCS 4853, pp. 36–50, 2007
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 29941
Depositing User: Allan Third
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 12:45
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 11:45
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