Reasoning over 2D and 3D Directional Relations in OWL: A Rule-Based Approach

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Abstract

Representation of spatial information for the Semantic Web often involves qualitative defined information (i.e., information described using natural language terms such as "North"), since precise arithmetic descriptions using coordinates and angles are not always available. A basic aspect of spatial information is directional relations, thus embedding directional spatial relations into ontologies along with their semantics and reasoning rules is an important practical issue. This work proposes a new representation for directional spatial information in ontologies by means of OWL properties and reasoning rules in SWRL embedded into the ontology. The proposed representation is based on the decomposition of cone shaped directional relations (CSD-9) offering a more compact representation and improved reasoning performance over existing approaches. A 3D representation is proposed as well and both 2D and 3D representations and reasoning are evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory, Practice, and Applications of Rules on the Web
Subtitle of host publication7th International Symposium, RuleML 2013, Seattle, WA, USA, July 11-13, 2013 - Proceedings
EditorsLeora Morgenstern, Petros Stefaneas, François Lévy, Adam Wyner, Adrian Paschke
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages37-51
Number of pages15
VolumeLNCS 8035
ISBN (Electronic)9783642396175
ISBN (Print)9783642396168
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Web Rule Symposium on Theory, Practice, and Applications of Rules on the Web - Seattle, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 201313 Jul 2013
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8035
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Web Rule Symposium on Theory, Practice, and Applications of Rules on the Web
Abbreviated titleRuleML 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period11/07/1313/07/13

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Batsakis, S. (2013). Reasoning over 2D and 3D Directional Relations in OWL: A Rule-Based Approach. In L. Morgenstern, P. Stefaneas, F. Lévy, A. Wyner, & A. Paschke (Eds.), Theory, Practice, and Applications of Rules on the Web: 7th International Symposium, RuleML 2013, Seattle, WA, USA, July 11-13, 2013 - Proceedings (Vol. LNCS 8035, pp. 37-51). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8035). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39617-5_8