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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Toward The Foundation Of Building Geographic Ontologies

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Sana Châabane, Wassim Jaziri



Keywords : Geographic ontologies; building ontologies; spatialization; meta-modeling; modeling; OntoRoad.



ABSTRACT: Building domain ontologies is gradually changing; however building geographic ontologies has not been well explored given the specificity of the spatial characteristic of its concepts and relationships. To this purpose, we propose an approach of building geographic ontologies which defines a process of building founded on two phases: a meta-modeling preceding a modeling phase. The proposed process adds a step of spatialization to the steps of building domain ontologies [6]. The new step of spatialization is to provide concepts and relationships of a geographic ontology by spatial characteristics. We apply the defined process on the road domain to finally obtain a road ontology named "OntoRoad".



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