STOWL: An OWL Extension for Facilitating the Definition of Taxonomies in Spatio-temporal Ontologies

  • Alberto Salguero
  • Cecilia Delgado
  • Francisco Araque
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5736)


The spatio-temporal information is becoming more popular day by day. Well known web services (google maps, virtual earth...) make this type of information available to the public. On the other hand the Web is tending to the Semantic Web. The OWL language, the ontology description language the Semantic Web is based on, lacks some of the desired features for representing spatio- temporal information. We have developed an OWL extension which tries to encompass this issue. In this work we focus on how the OWL language has been extended in order to consider properties for defining taxonomies.


Ontology Geography Information System OWL Taxonomy Tourism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Salguero
    • 1
  • Cecilia Delgado
    • 1
  • Francisco Araque
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpt. of Computer Languages and Systems, CITIC-UGRUniversity of GranadaGranada (Andalucía)Spain

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