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By Marinos Kavouras

ISBN-10: 0849330890

ISBN-13: 9780849330896

Most generally on hand techniques to semantic integration supply ad-hoc, non-systematic, subjective guide mappings that result in procrustean amalgamations to slot the objective common, an end result that pleases not anyone. Written by way of specialists within the box, Theories of Geographic options: Ontological ways to Semantic Integration emphasizes the genuine concerns concerned about integrating latest geo-ontologies. The publication addresses theoretical, formal, and pragmatic problems with geographic wisdom illustration and integration in line with an ontological strategy. The authors spotlight the significance of philosophical, cognitive, and formal theories in maintaining the semantics of geographic options in the course of ontology improvement and integration. They elucidate significant theoretical concerns, then introduce a couple of formal instruments. The ebook delineates a basic framework with the required strategies and directions to ontology integration and applies it to a range of ontology integration circumstances. It concludes with a retrospection of key concerns and identifies open study questions. Copiously illustrated, the booklet includes greater than eighty illustrations and a number of other examples to numerous ways that offer a greater realizing of the complexity of ontology integration initiatives. The authors supply tips on determining the main acceptable strategy and info on its software to indicative integration difficulties.

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They achieve that by capturing the semantics of the concepts involved. The objective of the present chapter is not to justify or question the effectiveness of an ontological approach to semantic-based integration, nor to refer to ontologies in general. These two issues are addressed in Chapters 1 and 5, respectively. What is more important here is to realize the variety of existing geo-ontologies and understand their principal characteristics and limitations, so that users know what they are confronted with.

P. Buneman and S. Jajodia, 398-402. Washington, DC: ACM Press. Floridi, L. 2005. Semantic conceptions of information. In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Winter 2005 Edition, ed. N. Zalta. edu/archives/win2005/ entries/information-semantic/ (accessed 1 May 2007). Fonseca, F. and M. Egenhofer. 1999. Ontology-driven geographic information systems. In Proc. 7th ACM Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ed. C. B. Medeiros, 14-19. Kansas City, MO: ACM Press. , J. Raper, and J.

A wide sidewalk with no obstacles on it affords movement with a double stroller. The issue of land cover/use also relates to the resolution/scale level, as well as to methodology. It is common that small scales refer more to land cover than to land use. The latter requires not only more spatial detail and interpretation (NCGIA 1997) but also additional external (and often not visible) information. Remotely sensed satellite data, for example, has proven to be more suitable for land cover information, at least in the times when spatial resolution was limited to scales 1:50,000 to 1:100,000.

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