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Applying spatial reasoning to topographical data with a grounded geographical ontology

Mallenby, D. and Bennett, B. (2007) Applying spatial reasoning to topographical data with a grounded geographical ontology. In: Fonseca, F., Rodríguez, M.A. and Levashkin, S., (eds.) GeoSpatial Semantics : Second International Conference, GeoS 2007, Mexico City, Mexico, November 29-30, 2007. Proceedings. GeoS 2007, November 29-30 2007, Mexico City. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (4853). Springer , Berlin / Heidelberg , pp. 210-227. ISBN 978-3-540-76875-3

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Grounding an ontology upon geographical data has been pro- posed as a method of handling the vagueness in the domain more effectively. In order to do this, we require methods of reasoning about the spatial relations between the regions within the data. This stage can be computationally expensive, as we require information on the location of points in relation to each other. This paper illustrates how using knowledge about regions allows us to reduce the computation required in an efficient and easy to understand manner. Further, we show how this system can be implemented in co-ordination with segmented data to reason about

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007. This is an author produced version of a paper published in 'GeoSpatial Semantics'. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Grounding, Ontology, RCC, Spatial Reasoning, Vagueness
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)
Depositing User: Mrs Irene Rudling
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2009 11:26
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:06
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76876-0_14
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-540-76876-0_14
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7827

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