Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Geographic Information Science

Third International Conference, GI Science 2004 Adelphi, MD, USA, October 20-23, 2004 Proceedings

Editors: Egenhofer, Max J., Freksa, Christian, Miller, Harvey J. (Eds.)

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This section gives a description of notions used throughout this study. Current achievements in developing action-centered ontologies are also discussed. 2.1 Ontologies In the context of information extraction and retrieval, different kinds of ontologies can be distinguished [15]: • Top-level ontologies describe very general concepts like space and time, not depending on a particular domain, • Domain ontologies and task ontologies describe the vocabulary related to a generic domain or kind of task, detailing the terms used in the top-level ontology, • Application ontologies describe the concepts that depend on the particular domain and task within a specific activity. Several investigations have been conducted to bring actions (tasks) to bear on - tologies. Among them are Chandrasekaran et al. [6] and Mizoguchi et al. [23] in the fields of AI and Knowledge Engineering. For the geospatial domain, Kuhn [21] and Raubal and Kuhn [26] have attempted to support human actions in ontologies for transportation. Acknowledging the importance of human actions in the geographic domain, a research workshop was held in 2002, bringing together experts from diff- ent disciplines to share the knowledge and work on this issue [1]. Camara [5], one of the workshop participants, has proposed that action-driven spatial ontologies are formed via category theory, for the case of emergency action plans.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Contested Nature of Place: Knowledge Mapping for Resolving Ontological Distinctions Between Geographical Concepts

    Pages 1-21

    Agarwal, Pragya

  • Geo-Self-Organizing Map (Geo-SOM) for Building and Exploring Homogeneous Regions

    Pages 22-37

    Bação, Fernando (et al.)

  • Can Relative Adjacency Contribute to Space Syntax in the Search for a Structural Logic of the City?

    Pages 38-50

    Béra, Roderic (et al.)

  • Semi-automatic Ontology Alignment for Geospatial Data Integration

    Pages 51-66

    Cruz, Isabel F. (et al.)

  • Modeling Surface Hydrology Concepts with Endurance and Perdurance

    Pages 67-80

    Feng, Chen-Chieh (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geographic Information Science
Book Subtitle
Third International Conference, GI Science 2004 Adelphi, MD, USA, October 20-23, 2004 Proceedings
Editors
  • Max J. Egenhofer
  • Christian Freksa
  • Harvey J. Miller
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
3234
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-30231-5
DOI
10.1007/b101397
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-23558-3
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 348
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