Searching for metadata using knowledge bases and topic maps in Spatial Data Infrastructures

Odilon Corrêa da Silva, Jugurta Lisboa-Filho, José Luís Braga, Karla A. V. Borges
2009 Earth Science Informatics  
Concern for environmental issues has become a reality in all sectors of society, mainly among researchers and professionals who work directly with environmental status. In this context, several studies have been undertaken on sustainable development of the Brazilian Amazon, generating a large amount of data and information. Environmental area characterization involves the knowledge about their natural, economic and social resources, as well as understanding the interaction and correlation among
more » ... them. Such interdisciplinary character requires new solutions for knowledge representation. This study proposes to minimize metadata recovery problems in Spatial Data Infrastructures by using Topic Maps and Thesaurus. This approach applied to an interface aims to allow users to visually recover information from metadata catalogs.
doi:10.1007/s12145-009-0039-2 fatcat:xkptgoz32vhuzplv7kbsfuy7j4