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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 November 2007, Mexico City, Mexico.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76876-0_3
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Abstract

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 Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 Springer-Verlag
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetEP/D002834/1EPSRC
Extra Information: Published in: F. Fonseca, M.A. Rodrıguez, and S. Levashkin (Eds.): GeoS 2007, LNCS 4853, pp. 36–50, 2007
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: 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: 24 Mar 2014 14:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29941
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