Geographic Information Science

Third International Conference, GIScience 2004, Adelphi, MD, USA, October 20-23, 2004. Proceedings

  • Max J. Egenhofer
  • Christian Freksa
  • Harvey J. Miller
Conference proceedings GIScience 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3234)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Fernando Bação, Victor Lobo, Marco Painho
    Pages 22-37
  3. Isabel F. Cruz, William Sunna, Anjli Chaudhry
    Pages 51-66
  4. Chen-Chieh Feng, Thomas Bittner, Douglas M. Flewelling
    Pages 67-80
  5. Andrew U. Frank, Eva Grum, Bérengère Vasseur
    Pages 81-93
  6. Andras Frankel, Doron Nussbaum, Jörg-Rudiger Sack
    Pages 94-105
  7. Ramaswamy Hariharan, Kentaro Toyama
    Pages 106-124
  8. Christopher B. Jones, Alia I. Abdelmoty, David Finch, Gaihua Fu, Subodh Vaid
    Pages 125-139
  9. Baris M. Kazar, Shashi Shekhar, David J. Lilja, Ranga R. Vatsavai, R. Kelley Pace
    Pages 140-161
  10. Silvia Nittel, Matt Duckham, Lars Kulik
    Pages 206-222
  11. Harlan Onsrud, Gilberto Camara, James Campbell, Narnindi Sharad Chakravarthy
    Pages 223-238
  12. Gary M. Pereira
    Pages 239-250
  13. Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr., Nicholas R. Malizia
    Pages 251-268
  14. Andrea Rodríguez, Nico Van de Weghe, Philippe De Maeyer
    Pages 269-284
  15. Keanhuat Soon, Werner Kuhn
    Pages 299-312
  16. Elisabeth Weissensteiner, Stephan Winter
    Pages 313-326
  17. Michael Worboys, Kathleen Hornsby
    Pages 327-343
  18. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This section gives a description of notions used throughout this study. Current achievements in developing action-centered ontologies are also discussed. 2.1 Ontologies In the context of information extraction and retrieval, different kinds of ontologies can be distinguished [15]: • Top-level ontologies describe very general concepts like space and time, not depending on a particular domain, • Domain ontologies and task ontologies describe the vocabulary related to a generic domain or kind of task, detailing the terms used in the top-level ontology, • Application ontologies describe the concepts that depend on the particular domain and task within a specific activity. Several investigations have been conducted to bring actions (tasks) to bear on - tologies. Among them are Chandrasekaran et al. [6] and Mizoguchi et al. [23] in the fields of AI and Knowledge Engineering. For the geospatial domain, Kuhn [21] and Raubal and Kuhn [26] have attempted to support human actions in ontologies for transportation. Acknowledging the importance of human actions in the geographic domain, a research workshop was held in 2002, bringing together experts from diff- ent disciplines to share the knowledge and work on this issue [1]. Camara [5], one of the workshop participants, has proposed that action-driven spatial ontologies are formed via category theory, for the case of emergency action plans.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Max J. Egenhofer
    • 1
  • Christian Freksa
    • 2
  • Harvey J. Miller
    • 3
  1. 1.National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis and Department of Spatial Information Science and EngineeringUniversity of MaineOronoUSA
  2. 2.SFB/TR 8 Spatial CognitionUniversität BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23558-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30231-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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