Implicit, Formal and Powerful Semantics in Geoinformation

Gloria Bordogna, Cristiano Fugazza, Paolo Acquaviva d'Aragona, Paola Carrara
2021 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
Distinct, alternative forms of geosemantics, whose classification is often ill-defined, emerge in the management of geospatial information. This paper proposes a workflow to identify patterns in the different practices and methods dealing with geoinformation. From a meta-review of the state of the art in geosemantics, this paper first pinpoints "keywords" representing key concepts, challenges, methods, and technologies. Then, we illustrate several case studies, following the categorization into
more » ... implicit, formal, and powerful (i.e., soft) semantics depending on the kind of their input. Finally, we associate the case studies with the previously identified keywords and compute their similarities in order to ascertain if distinguishing methodologies, techniques, and challenges can be related to the three distinct forms of semantics. The outcomes of the analysis sheds some light on the diverse methods and technologies that are more suited to model and deal with specific forms of geosemantics.
doi:10.3390/ijgi10050330 fatcat:tscz7fb6evbhdo7fw4lyf3i4yq