Use of Geospatial Analyses for Semantic Reasoning

  • Ashish Karmacharya
  • Christophe Cruz
  • Frank Boochs
  • Franck Marzani
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6276)


This work focuses on the integration of the spatial analyses for semantic reasoning in order to compute new axioms of an existing OWL ontology. To make it concrete, we have defined Spatial Built-ins, an extension of existing Built-ins of the SWRL rule language. It permits to run deductive rules with the help of a translation rule engine. Thus, the Spatial SWRL rules are translated to standard SWRL rules. Once the spatial functions of the Spatial SWRL rules are computed with the help of a spatial database system, the resulting translated rules are computed with a reasoning engine such as Racer, Jess or Pellet.


Spatial Function Spatial Database Domain Ontology Open Geospatial Consortium Concept Feat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashish Karmacharya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christophe Cruz
    • 2
  • Frank Boochs
    • 1
  • Franck Marzani
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut i3mainz, am Fachbereich 1 - Geoinformatik und VermessungFachhochschule MainzMainz
  2. 2.Laboratoire Le2i, UMR-5158 CNRS, UFR Sciences et TechniquesUniversité de BourgogneDijon CedexFrance

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