M. Andrea Rodríguez

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Semantic similarity measures play an important role in information retrieval and information integration. Traditional approaches to modeling semantic similarity compute the semantic distance between definitions within a single ontology. This single ontology is either a domain-independent ontology or the result of the integration of existing ontologies. We(More)
Semantic similarity plays an important role in geographic information systems as it supports the identification of objects that are conceptually close, but not identical. Similarity assessments are particularly important for retrieval of geospatial data in such settings as digital libraries, heterogeneous databases, and the World Wide Web. Although some(More)
This article compares several page ordering strategies for Web crawling under several metrics. The objective of these strategies is to download the most "important" pages "early" during the crawl. As the coverage of modern search engines is small compared to the size of the Web, and it is impossible to index all of the Web for both theoretical and practical(More)
The assessment of semantic similarity among objects is a basic requirement for semantic interoperability. This paper presents an innovative approach to semantic similarity assessment by combining the advantages of two different strategies: featurematching process and semantic distance calculation. The model involves a knowledge base of spatial concepts that(More)
This paper derives and compares two strategies for minimizing topological constraints in a query expressed by a visual example: (1) elimination of topological relations that are implied uniquely by composition and (2) restriction to topological relations that relate near-neighbor objects, as determined by a Delaunay triangulation. In both cases, the query(More)
Reasoning about events or temporal aspects is fundamental for modeling geographic phenomena. This work concerns the analysis of events as configurations of temporal intervals. It presents two strategies to select relations that characterize configurations of temporal intervals: a strategy based on the algebraic property of composition and a strategy based(More)
This paper presents a comparative study of strategies for crawling the Web. In particular we show that a combination of breadth-first ordering with the largest sites first is a practical alternative since it is simple to implement, it is fast and is able to retrieve the best ranked pages at a rate that is closer to the optimal than the other alternatives.(More)
Recent research in geographic information systems has been concerned with the construction of algebras to make inferences about spatial relations by embedding spatial relations within a space in which decisions about compositions are derived geometrically. We pursue an alternative approach by studying spatial relations and their inferences in a concrete(More)