A faceted ontology for a semantic geo-catalogue

Farazi, Feroz and Maltese, Vincenzo and Giunchiglia, Fausto and Ivanyukovich, Alexander (2010) A faceted ontology for a semantic geo-catalogue. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Geo-spatial applications need to provide powerful search capabilities to support users in their daily activities. However, discovery services are often limited by only syntactically matching user terminology to metadata describing geographical resources. We report our work on the implementation of a geographical catalogue, and corresponding semantic extension, for the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) of the Autonomous Province of Trento (PAT) in Italy. We focus in particular to the semantic extension which is based on the adoption of the S-Match semantic matching tool and on the use of a faceted ontology codifying geographical domain specific knowledge. We finally report our experience in the integration of the faceted ontology with the multi-lingual geo-spatial ontology GeoWordNet.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA076 Computer software
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Semantic geo-catalogues, faceted ontologies, ontology integration, entity matching
    Additional Information: Also: in proceedings of the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2011.
    Report Number: DISI-10-061
    Repository staff approval on: 15 Apr 2011

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