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Semantically-Enabled Sensor Plug & Play for the Sensor Web
A Sensor Plug & Play infrastructure for the Sensor Web is introduced by combining semantic matchmaking functionality, a publish/subscribe mechanism underlying the SensorWeb, as well as a model for the declarative description of sensor interfaces which serves as a generic driver mechanism. Expand
Semantic annotations in OGC standards
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Semantic Enablement for Spatial Data Infrastructures
Instead of developing new semantically enabled services from scratch, this work proposes to create profiles of existing services that implement a transparent mapping between the OGC and the Semantic Web world, and points out how to combine SDI with linked data. Expand
Similarity as a Quality Indicator in Ontology Engineering
This paper investigates the role of semantic similarity as a quality indicator and proposes an approach that allows for a qualitative estimation whether the domain experts' initial conceptualization is reflected by the developed ontology and whether it fits the users' application area. Expand
Geospatial Standards for Web-enabled Environmental Models
Mechanisms and open problems for the implementation of geospatial Web service compositions are discussed and the impact of unconfigured model parameters for standard-compliant spatial data clients are illustrated. Expand
Bottom-Up Gazetteers: Learning from the Implicit Semantics of Geotags
This paper introduces an extraction process for gazetteer entries that captures the emergent semantics of collections of geotagged photos and provides a group-cognitive perspective on named places. Expand
Semantic Matchmaking & Mediation for Sensors on the Sensor Web
This work introduces the current implementation of a rule system that supports complex mediation and mappings in the matching of sensors to Web services, and aims to achieve a real Plug & Play for the Sensor Web. Expand
Getting across information communities
This work introduces rule-based semantic annotations as solution to facilitate the discovery and evaluation of geographical information and proposes the proposed architecture of a semantically supported SDI for the Amazon which takes the plethora of GI formats into account. Expand
SWING: An Integrated Environment for Geospatial Semantic Web Services
The SWING environment leverages the Semantic Web Services (SWS) paradigm to address problems of severe heterogeneity and interoperability problems, and supports the entire life-cycle of Geospatial SWS. Expand
Data Integration in the Geospatial Semantic Web
An application in the quarrying domain which integrates Semantic Web technologies to provide new ways to discover and reason about relevant information is introduced. Expand