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An evaluation of geo-ontology representation languages for supporting web retrieval of geographical information

Smart, Philip David, Abdelmoty, Alia ORCID: and Jones, Christopher Bernard ORCID: 2004. An evaluation of geo-ontology representation languages for supporting web retrieval of geographical information. Presented at: GIS Research UK 12th annual conference (GISRUK 2004), Norwich, UK, 28th-30th April 2004.

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The internet is the single largest information resource in the world. It is, however, not being used to is full potential. Currently most the information is written using syntactical machine readable languages such as HTML. These languages are limited in that they are only intended for human consumption. To fully unlock the potential of such a vast resource of information, we need to make the information not only machine readable but machine-understandable. In order to gain machine understanding we need semantic languages which are able to define meaning to the information being stored. Agents (human or machine) could then use this information in variety of different ways. A large amount of geographical information is currently being stored and delivered over the internet. Internet providers such as the Ordnance Survey are realizing the potential and are currently offering their data in GML format. Geographic digital libraries, such as the ADL, are being established. There is, however, the need to realize the potential of semantically enriching the geographic information to provide more automated and intelligent ways of managing and retrieving the data over the web.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2023 01:08

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