Intuitive Modelling of Place Name Regions for Spatial Information Retrieval

  title={Intuitive Modelling of Place Name Regions for Spatial Information Retrieval},
  author={Thomas J. V{\"o}gele and Christoph Schlieder and Ubbo Visser},
Reasoning about spatial relevance is important for intelligent spatial information retrieval. In heterogeneous and distributed systems like the Semantic Web, spatial reasoning has to be based on light-weight, interoperable and easy-to-use spatial metadata. In this paper we present an approach to an intuitive and user-friendly creation and application of spatial metadata that are used for spatial relevance reasoning. The metadata are based on discrete approximations of place name regions. Based… CONTINUE READING
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