Combining OWL with RCC for Spatioterminological Reasoning on Environmental Data

  title={Combining OWL with RCC for Spatioterminological Reasoning on Environmental Data},
  author={Rolf Gr{\"u}tter and Bettina Bauer-Messmer},
A new approach to spatioterminological reasoning is presented which is based on a hybrid knowledge representation system architecture and on a representation of the RCC family tree in OWL. The knowledge base into which the family tree is imported holds role assertions in terms of RCC-8 relations between individual regions. It is a key component of a semantic layer constructed on top of an environmental database which aims at facilitating access to users by supporting a sophisticated while easy… CONTINUE READING
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