Qualitative Spatial Relation Database for Semantic Web

  • Sheng-sheng Wang
  • Da-you Liu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4185)


Geospatial Semantic Web (GSW) has become one of the most prominent research themes in geographic information science over the last few years. The traditional spatial database stores the quantitative data such as coordinate, while GSW needs much qualitative information such as spatial relation. The previous qualitative spatio-temporal systems were all prototype systems which did not support general spatio-temporal relation model and data input. We design the qualitative spatial relation database (QSRDB) based on spatial reasoning. GML data can be converted to QSRDB as data input. OWL ontologies can be generated from QSRDB and applied to GSW systems.


Spatial Relation Atomic Function Spatial Object Spatial Reasoning Cardinal Direction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheng-sheng Wang
    • 1
  • Da-you Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Symbolic Computing and Knowledge Engineering of Ministry of Educaion, College of Computer Science and TechnologyJilin UniversityChangchunChina

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