Ontologies for Location-Based Services

Ontologies for Location-Based Services

Matthias Brantner (University of Manheim, Germany), Sven Helmer (University of London, Birkbeck College, UK), Carl-Christian Kanne (University of Manheim, Germany) and Guido Moerkotte (University of Manheim, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-817-8.ch004
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A user of a mobile business application is usually not interested in technical data, but its meaning (which may also vary from user to user). We discuss how ontologies can help in translating this technical, location-based data (e.g. geographical coordinates) into semantic information. Taking a practical point of view, we first define typical requirements of location-based services, develop an ontology for locations, and show how this ontology can be integrated into existing technologies.

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