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RE: spatial relations and OWL1.1

From: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 08:38:23 +0100
Message-ID: <4AA808D68343824E8891632BD448AE6B056F9E23@OSMAIL.ordsvy.gov.uk>
To: "Seldon" <Koepke.Stefan@t-online.de>, <public-owl-dev@w3.org>

> Hello all,
> I'm studiing informational science in Hagen, Germany and I'm starting to
> write a (bachelor)work about querying and (qulitative) reasoning over
> spatially related informations. During my investigations I've found a.o.
> the
> work by Katz, Grau "Representing Qual. Spat. Inf. in OWL DL" (MIND Lab,
> Univ. of Maryland) showing the possibility to represent the RCC8 calculus
> in
> OWL-DL. Does somebody knows, if there exists already an (spatial) ontology
> in OWL(1.1) which encodes (qualitative) spatial relations (disconnected,
> overlap, ...)(the RCC8)? In general I'd be interested if anybody is
> employed
> with the topic qualitative spatial relations and reasoning in connection
> with rdf/owl, jena/pellet...to exchange experiences...
> Thanks a lot and sorry for my english ;o)

I had thought about encoding as much off RCC8 as possible into OWL1.1, but haven't got round to it yet. OWL1.1 won't be able to express the full semantics of RCC8 though. 

You might like to check out these papers:

A Tableau Algorithm for Description Logics with Concrete Domains and GCIs - Carsten Lutz and Maja Miličić

O.Kutz.  E-Connections and Logics of Distance.
Ph.D. thesis, University of Liverpool.

Check out Michael Wessel's publications http://www.sts.tu-harburg.de/~mi.wessel/


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