Inference on Semantic Trajectory Data Warehouse Using an Ontological Approach

  • Thouraya Sakouhi
  • Jalel Akaichi
  • Jamal Malki
  • Alain Bouju
  • Rouaa Wannous
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8502)


Using location aware devices is getting more and more spread, generating then a huge quantity of mobility data. The latter describes the movement of mobile objects and is called as well Trajectory data. In fact, these raw trajectories lack contextual information about the moving object goals and his activity during the travel. Therefore, the former must be enhanced with semantic information to be called then Semantic Trajectory. The semantic models proposed in the literature are in many cases ontology-based, and are composed of thematic, temporal and spatial ontologies and rules to support inference and reasoning tasks on data. Thus, calculating inference on moving objects trajectories considering all thematic, spatial, and temporal rules can be very long depending on the amount of data involved in this process. On the other side, TDW is an efficient tool for analyzing and extracting valuable information from raw mobility data. For that we propose throughout this work a TDW design, inspired from an ontology model. We will emphasis the trajectory to be seen as a first class semantic concept. Then we apply the inference on the proposed model to see if we can enhance it and make the complexity of this mechanism manageable.


Trajectory data semantic modeling ontology trajectory data warehouse inference 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thouraya Sakouhi
    • 1
  • Jalel Akaichi
    • 1
  • Jamal Malki
    • 2
  • Alain Bouju
    • 2
  • Rouaa Wannous
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut Supérieur de GestionTunisTunisia
  2. 2.University of La RochelleLa RochelleFrance

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