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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
We propose SOWL, an ontology for representing and reasoning over spatio-temporal information in OWL. Building upon well established standards of the semantic web (OWL 2.0, SWRL) SOWL enables representation of static as well as of dynamic information based on the 4D-fluents (or, equivalently, on the N-ary) approach. Both RCC-8 topological and cone-shaped directional relations are integrated in SOWL. Representing both qualitative temporal and spatial information (i.e., information whose temporaldoi:10.1007/978-3-642-22546-8_19 fatcat:ew3vsenrxfaqjpasfegzntqquy