Reasoning over Spatial Orientation Relations Using Rules

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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 "Left"), 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 combination of object orientations (e.g., same direction or opposite) and cone shaped directional relations of positions using an egocentric reference (e.g., left or right of an object). The proposed representation is to the best of our knowledge a novel one, and in this work, the proposed representation is analysed, implemented and evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Database and Inf. Systems II - Selected Papers of the 18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events, ADBIS 2014, Proc. II
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages123-134
Number of pages12
Volume312
ISBN (Print)9783319105178
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events - Ohrid, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Duration: 7 Sep 201410 Sep 2014
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume312
ISSN (Print)21945357

Conference

Conference18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events
Abbreviated titleADBIS 2014
CountryMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
CityOhrid
Period7/09/1410/09/14

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Batsakis, S., Antoniou, G., & Tachmazidis, I. (2015). Reasoning over Spatial Orientation Relations Using Rules. In New Trends in Database and Inf. Systems II - Selected Papers of the 18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events, ADBIS 2014, Proc. II (Vol. 312, pp. 123-134). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 312). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10518-5_10