By Marinos Kavouras,Margarita Kokla

most generally to be had techniques to semantic integration offer ad-hoc, non-systematic, subjective guide mappings that result in procrustean amalgamations to slot the objective regular, an end result that pleases nobody. Written through specialists within the box, Theories of Geographic strategies: Ontological methods to Semantic Integration emphasizes the genuine concerns concerned with integrating latest geo-ontologies.

The booklet addresses theoretical, formal, and pragmatic problems with geographic wisdom illustration and integration in line with an ontological process. The authors spotlight the significance of philosophical, cognitive, and formal theories in conserving the semantics of geographic thoughts in the course of ontology improvement and integration. They elucidate significant theoretical matters, then introduce a few formal instruments. The ebook delineates a normal framework with the mandatory tactics and guidance to ontology integration and applies it to a variety of ontology integration circumstances. It concludes with a retrospection of key matters and identifies open learn questions.

Copiously illustrated, the e-book includes greater than eighty illustrations and several other examples to numerous ways that supply a greater realizing of the complexity of ontology integration initiatives. The authors supply tips on choosing the main applicable process and information on its program to indicative integration problems.

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