Investigating the use of semantic technologies in spatial mapping applications

Osman, T ORCID: 0000-0001-8781-2658, Shires, L, Omitola, T, Shadbolt, N and Hague, J, 2013. Investigating the use of semantic technologies in spatial mapping applications. In: 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Aalesund, Norway, 27-30 May 2013. European Council for Modeling and Simulation (ECMS). ISBN 9780956494467


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Semantic Web Technologies are ideally suited to build context-aware information retrieval applications. However, the geospatial aspect of context awareness presents unique challenges such as the semantic modelling of geographical references for efficient handling of spatial queries, the reconciliation of the heterogeneity at the semantic and geo-representation levels, maintaining the quality of service and scalability of communicating, and the efficient rendering of the spatial queries' results. In this paper, we describe the modelling decisions taken to solve these challenges by analysing our implementation of an intelligent planning and recommendation tool that provides location-aware advice for a specific application domain. This paper contributes to the methodology of integrating heterogeneous geo-referenced data into semantic knowledgebases, and also proposes mechanisms for efficient spatial interrogation of the semantic knowledgebase and optimising the rendering of the dynamically retrieved context-relevant information on a web frontend.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Osman, T., Shires, L., Omitola, T., Shadbolt, N. and Hague, J.
Publisher: European Council for Modeling and Simulation (ECMS)
Date: 2013
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:51
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:12

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