Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems

Volume 4295 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 247-258

Semantic Spatial Web Services with Case-Based Reasoning

  • Taha OsmanAffiliated withSchool of Computing and Informatics, Nottingham Trent University
  • , Dhavalkumar ThakkerAffiliated withSchool of Computing and Informatics, Nottingham Trent University
  • , Yanwu YangAffiliated withNaval Academy Research InstituteInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • , Christophe ClaramuntAffiliated withNaval Academy Research Institute

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With the rapid proliferation of spatial information on the web, the development of spatial web services represents a challenging issue. The research presented in this paper introduces a novel approach for the integration of spatial semantics within a case-based reasoning solution for the delivery of spatial information services on the Web. The framework integrates Web services in the decision making process and is adaptable to service requester constraints. The framework is based on OWL semantic descriptions for implementing both the components of the CBR engine and the matchmaking profile of the Web services. The framework and approach are illustrated with web-based travel planning, e.g. flight schedule arrangement according to user’s requests, constraints, and preferences.