A facet-based methodology for geo-spatial modeling

Dutta, Biswanath and Giunchiglia, Fausto and Maltese, Vincenzo (2010) A facet-based methodology for geo-spatial modeling. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Space, together with time, is one of the two fundamental dimensions of the universe of knowledge. Geo-spatial ontologies are essential for our shared understanding of the physical universe and to achieve semantic interoperability between people and between software agents. In this paper we propose a methodology and a minimal set of guiding principles, mainly inspired by the faceted approach, to produce high quality ontologies in terms of robustness, extensibility, reusability, compactness and flexibility. We demonstrate - with step by steps examples - that by applying the methodology and those principles we can model the space domain and produce a high quality facet-based large scale geo-spatial ontology comprising entities, entity classes, spatial relations and attributes.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA076 Computer software
    Uncontrolled Keywords: space domain, methodology, principle, theory, domain ontology, geo-spatial ontology
    Additional Information: In proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Geospatial Semantics (GEOS), 2011.
    Report Number: DISI-10-062
    Repository staff approval on: 24 Feb 2011

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