Representing, manipulating and reasoning with geographic semantics within a knowledge framework

Show simple item record O'Brien, J en Gahegan, Mark en
dc.contributor.editor Fisher, P en
dc.coverage.spatial Leicester, ENGLAND en 2011-08-10T22:13:32Z en 2005 en
dc.identifier.citation 11th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Leicester, ENGLAND, 23 Aug 2004 - 25 Aug 2004. Editors: Fisher P. DEVELOPMENTS IN SPATIAL DATA HANDLING. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. 585-603. 2005 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-540-22610-9 en
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dc.description.abstract This paper describes a programmatic framework for representing, manipulating and reasoning with geographic semantics. The framework enables automating tool selection for user defined geographic problem solving, and evaluating semantic change in knowledge discovery environments. Methods, data, and human experts (our resources) uses, inputs, outputs, and semantic changes are described using ontologies. These ontological descriptions are manipulated by an expert system to select resources to solve a user-defined problem. A semantic description of the problem is compared to the services that each entity can provide to construct a graph of potential solutions. An optimal (least cost) solution is extracted from these solutions, and displayed in real-time. The semantic change(s) resulting from the interaction of resources within the optimal solution are determined via expressions of transformation semantics represented within the Java Expert System Shell. This description represents the formation history of each new information product (e.g. a map or overlay) and can be stored, indexed and searched as required. Examples are presented to show (1) the construction and visualization of information products, (2) the reasoning capabilities of the system to find alternative ways to produce information products from a set of data methods and expertise, given certain constraints and (3) the representation of the ensuing semantic changes by which an information product is synthesized. en
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg en
dc.relation.ispartof 11th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Developments in Spatial Data Handling en
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dc.subject Science & Technology en
dc.subject Technology en
dc.subject Physical Sciences en
dc.subject Computer Science, Information Systems en
dc.subject Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications en
dc.subject Geography, Physical en
dc.subject Computer Science en
dc.subject Physical Geography en
dc.subject ONTOLOGIES en
dc.subject GIS en
dc.title Representing, manipulating and reasoning with geographic semantics within a knowledge framework en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/3-540-26772-7_44 en
pubs.begin-page 585 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: 2005, Springer Berlin Heidelberg en en
pubs.end-page 603 en
pubs.finish-date 2004-08-25 en
pubs.start-date 2004-08-23 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 194869 en Science en School of Computer Science en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-06-05 en

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