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Semantic mediation in the national geologic map database (US)

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Abstract

Controlled language is the primary challenge in merging heterogeneous databases of geologic information. Each agency or organization produces databases with different schema, and different terminology for describing the objects within. In order to make some progress toward merging these databases using current technology, we have developed software and a workflow that allows for the "manual semantic mediation" of these geologic map databases. Enthusiastic support from many state agencies (stakeholders and data stewards) has shown that the community supports this approach. Future implementations will move toward a more Artificial Intelligence-based approach, using expert-systems or knowledge-bases to process data based on the training sets we have developed manually.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Semantic mediation in the national geologic map database (US)
ISBN:
9781577353614
Volume
SS-08-05
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
First page:
74
Last page:
76
Number of Pages:
3
Conference Title:
2008 AAAI Spring Symposium
Conference Location:
Stanford, CA
Conference Date:
26 March 2008 through 28 March 2008