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2007
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Towards Spatial Reasoning in the Semantic Web: A Hybrid Knowledge Representation System Architecture

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Towards Spatial Reasoning in the Semantic Web: A Hybrid Knowledge Representation System Architecture
Environmental databases store a wide variety of data from heterogeneous sources which are described with domain-specific terminologies and refer to distinct locations. In order to make them accessible also to non-expert users, terminological concepts and spatial relations must be represented in a way that they can be exploited for searches. In this paper we propose a hybrid knowledge representation system architecture which integrates terminological and spatial aspects of the application domain and provides support for reasoning with RCC, a well-known calculus for spatial reasoning, and the Semantic Web’s ontology language OWL. Our approach is motivated by the observation that RCC cannot be expressed in OWL without a major revision of the latter. Issues of upholding consistency of the knowledge base in view of an evolving ontology and of computational complexity are discussed.
Rolf Grütter, Bettina Bauer-Messmer
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where AGILE
Authors Rolf Grütter, Bettina Bauer-Messmer
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