Ontological Engineering for the Cadastral Domain

Erik Stubkjær, Heiner Stuckenschmidt

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The term 'ontology' has been used in many ways and across different communities. In th
following we will introduce ontologies as an explication of some shared vocabulary or
conceptualization of a specific subject matter. The main problem with the use of a shared
vocabulary according to a specific conceptualization of the world is that much
information remains implicit. Ontologies have set out to overcome the problem of
implicit and hidden knowledge by making the conceptualization of a domain (e.g.
mathematics) explicit.

Ontological engineering is thus an approach to achieve a conceptual rigor that
characterizes established academic disciplines, like geodesy. Many university courses
address more application oriented fields, like cadastral law, and spatial planning, and they
may benefit from the ontological engineering approach. The paper provides an
introduction to the field of ontological engineering by means of examples from the
cadastral domain.

TitelUDMS'99 Proceedings of : 21st Urban Data Management Symposium
Antal sider10
ForlagAalborg Universitetsforlag
StatusUdgivet - 2000
BegivenhedUrban Data Management Society - Venedig, Italien
Varighed: 21 apr. 199923 apr. 1999
Konferencens nummer: 21


KonferenceUrban Data Management Society