Integrating knowledge representation and reasoning in Geographical Information Systems

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Abstract:

We propose a formalism and a programming environment in which sophisticated spatio-temporal reasoning can be performed, while keeping the capabilities of manipulating and presenting large amounts of geographical data, typical of commercial Geographical Information Systems (GISs). The spatio-temporal knowledge representation language, named MuTACLP+, is based on constraint logic programming and is integrated via a middleware of commands and translation features with a commercial GIS. The paper presents the language, the architecture of the environment, and a few examples of its use in the field of event planning.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658810410001672908

Affiliations: 1: Dipartimento di Informatica Università di Pisa Pisa Italy, Email: paolo@di.unipi.it 2: Dipartimento di Informatica Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia Italy, Email: raffaeta@dsi.unive.it 3: ISTI CNR Pisa Italy, Email: c.renso@isti.cnr.it 4: Dipartimento di Informatica Università di Pisa Pisa Italy, Email: turini@di.unipi.it

Publication date: June 1, 2004

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