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A Declarative Framework for Reasoning on Spatio-Temporal Data

  • Mirco Nanni
  • Alessandra Raffaetà
  • Chiara Renso
  • Franco Turini
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Abstract

New technologies in the field of mobile computing and communication can provide a wealth of spatio-temporal information. Collected data are useful as far as they can be used to analyse phenomena and to take informed decisions. The first step for allowing one to make a profitable use of data is to provide a query language for them, and we believe that the query language, even more in the case of spatio-temporal data, must be able to handle not only data but also rules, and exhibit both deductive and inductive capabilities. Rules can be used to represent general knowledge about the collected data, and deductive capabilities can provide answers to queries that require some inference besides the crude manipulation of the data. Induction can help extracting implicit knowledge from data and, according to the impressive success in the knowledge discovery in database field, is a powerful support to decision making.

Keywords

Query Language Spatial Object Temporal Annotation Knowledge Representation Language Constraint Logic Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirco Nanni
    • 1
  • Alessandra Raffaetà
    • 2
  • Chiara Renso
    • 1
  • Franco Turini
    • 3
  1. 1.ISTI CNRPisaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità Ca’ Foscari VeneziaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di PisaItaly

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