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Geographical Information Retrieval with Ontologies of Place

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Geographical Information Retrieval with Ontologies of Place
Geographical context is required of many information retrieval tasks in which the target of the search may be documents, images or records which are referenced to geographical space only by means of place names. Often there may be an imprecise match between the query name and the names associated with candidate sources of information. There is a need therefore for geographical information retrieval facilities that can rank the relevance of candidate information with respect to geographical closeness as well as semantic closeness with respect to the topic of interest. Here we present an ontology of place that combines limited coordinate data with qualitative spatial relationships between places. This parsimonious model of place is intended to support information retrieval tasks that may be global in scope. The ontology has been implemented with a semantic modelling system linking non-spatial conceptual hierarchies with the place ontology. An hierarchical distance measure is combined wit...
Christopher B. Jones, Harith Alani, Douglas Tudhop
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Type Conference
Year 2001
Where COSIT
Authors Christopher B. Jones, Harith Alani, Douglas Tudhope
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