A semantic search engine for Spatial Web Portals

Wenwen Li, Chaowei Yang

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Spatial Web Portals have dramatically improved the sharing, exchanging and interoperating of Earth Science data, information and services. Currently, huge amount of geospatial data, metadata, and web services have been collected, cataloged, and made available through SWPs to serve a broad user community. However, most search engines in SWPs are based on keyword matching, which can not effectively 'understand' the meaning of users' queries, especially when a user has limited Earth science knowledge. So how to find needed data from a variety of geospatial resources becomes a big challenge. In this paper, we'll discuss a way of building semantic search engine to make the spatial-aware search more intelligent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings
PagesII1278-II1281
Edition1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2008Jul 11 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Number1
Volume2

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period7/6/087/11/08

Keywords

  • Ontology
  • Reasoning
  • Semantic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Li, W., & Yang, C. (2008). A semantic search engine for Spatial Web Portals. In 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings (1 ed., pp. II1278-II1281). [4779236] (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); Vol. 2, No. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779236