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Geospatial information integration based on the conceptualization of geographic domain

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Geospatial information integration based on the conceptualization of geographic domain
Geospatial information integration is not a trivial task. An integrated view must be able to describe various heterogeneous data sources and its interrelation to obtain shared conceptualizations. Up-to-date, there are different and public ontologies for many domains and applications. Ontology engineering is rapidly becoming a mature discipline, which has produced various tools and methodologies for building and managing ontologies. However, even with a clearly defined engineering methodology, building a large ontology remains a challenging, time-consuming and error-prone task, since it forces ontology builders to conceptualize their expert knowledge explicitly and to re-organize it in typical ontological categories such as concepts, properties and axioms. In this paper, an approach to conceptualize the geographic domain is described. As a result of this conceptualization, we propose a semantic method for geospatial information integration. This consists of providing semantic descripti...
Miguel Torres, Serguei Levachkine, Rolando Quinter
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where GIS
Authors Miguel Torres, Serguei Levachkine, Rolando Quintero, Giovanni Guzmán, Marco Moreno
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