2009, Eleni Ninou, "Aligning to a foundational ontology. The case of Observations and Measurements specification to Basic Formal Ontology" Print
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Title: Aligning to a foundational ontology. The case of Observations and Measurements specification to Basic Formal Ontology

 

Author: Eleni Ninou

 

Advisor: Marinos Kavouras

 

Abstract:

 

Geographic information is based on observations or measurements. The Open Geospatial Consortium (O.G.C.) has developed an implementation specification for observations and measurements (O&M). It specifies precisely how to encode information. Yet, the O&M conceptual model does not specify precisely which real-world entities are denoted by the specified information objects. We provide formal semantics for the central O&M terms by aligning them to the foundational ontology Basic Formal Ontology (B.F.O.). The alignment to a foundational ontology restricts the possible interpretations of the central elements in the O&M model and establishes explicit relations between categories of real world entities and classes of information objects. These relations are essential for assessing semantic interoperability between geospatial information sources.

 

Completion year: 2009

 

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