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Theories of Geographic Concepts

Ontological Approaches to Semantic Integration, 1st Edition

By Marinos Kavouras, Margarita Kokla

CRC Press

352 pages

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Most widely available approaches to semantic integration provide ad-hoc, non-systematic, subjective manual mappings that lead to procrustean amalgamations to fit the target standard, an outcome that pleases no one. Written by experts in the field, Theories of Geographic Concepts: Ontological Approaches to Semantic Integration emphasizes the

Table of Contents

The Context. Introduction. Geographic Ontologies. Semantic Interoperability. Theoretical Foundations. Ontologies. Concepts. Semantics. Formal Approaches. Knowledge Representation Instruments. Formal Concept Analysis. Conceptual Graphs. Channel Theory. Description Logics. Natural Language and Semantic Information Extraction. Similarity. OntologY Integration. Integration Framework. Integration Approaches. Integration Guidelines. POST-REVIEW. Epilogue.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM021030
COMPUTERS / Database Management / Data Mining
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems