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RE: GML and the semantic web - help needed please.

From: Xia Li <xli@galdosinc.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 10:36:16 -0700
To: "'Sam Waples'" <sam.waples@ntlworld.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Cc: <rlake@galdosinc.com>
Message-ID: <000401c32b88$f8728ff0$700aa8c0@XLI>
        Hi,
            I think this is completely possible and realizable. I will
present a paper, GML and Semantic Geo-Spatial Web,  in the coming GML Dev
Days in Vancouver. This paper exploits the possibility and feasibility to
create Ontology for geography application from GML application schema. It
also presents a procedure to discover taxonomy for geomgraphic area in GML
schema and how this taxonomy is going to be used to reason the meaning of
GML object and enhance the information retrieval mechanism.
           If you are interested in it, please take a look at the GML Dev
Days website http://www.gmldev.org/. Also if you need any GML data or
schemas, please let me know, I can help with that. I suggest you work on the
latest version GML 3.

            Lisa


           Software Engineer
           Galdos Systems Inc.
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[mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Sam Waples
  Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 11:23 AM
  To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
  Subject: GML and the semantic web - help needed please.


  I am a newcomer to XML and its associated languages and therefore am
hoping I could be given a few tips and ideas concerning a dissertation I am
considering in order to complete my masters in geographical information
science.

  The dissertation aims to investigate whether Geography Markup Language
(GML) can learn from semantic web technology. This will involve looking at
the properties of RDF/S, DAML+OIL, OWL and anything else that maybe
involved, and also the limitations of GML for storing semantics. My initial
ideas for such a project would be to take a very small sample data set and
recode it from GML into those standards above. Having done so I plan on
querying each in a similar manner to highlight the benefits and pitfalls of
each. Is this realistic? Further to this I would like to take specific
properties from each language and combine them. Is this possible, for
example can you mix and match GML with DAML+OIL?

  Up until now I am self taught and I do not have a computer science
background at all therefore any help would be greatly recieved.

  Thanks
  Sam
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