Ontology-Based Representation and Query Colour Descriptions from Botanical Documents

Shenghui Wang, Jeff Z. Pan

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Abstract

A proper representation of the semantics of colour descriptions is necessary when colour information needs to be processed semantically, such as in the area of information integration. Semantics--based methods can help information from different sources to be integrated more easily and make final results more accurate and understandable among different sources. This paper introduces an ontology--based representation of the semantics of colour descriptions. By using a quantitative colour model and a Description Logic (DL) with datatype support, the semantics of a single colour term can be represented. Multiple such terms are then combined to generate the semantics of a complex colour description, which is interpreted by using morpho--syntactic rules derived from the analysis of colour descriptions in botanical documents. A colour reasoner, interacting with the FaCT-DG DL reasoner, can support colour--related queries and give domain--oriented results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2005: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE
Subtitle of host publicationOTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2005, Agia Napa, Cyprus, October 31 - November 4, 2005, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsRobert Meersman, Zahir Tari
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages1279-1295
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-32120-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-29738-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2005
Event 4th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics - Agia Napa, Cyprus
Duration: 31 Oct 20054 Nov 2005
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin, Heidelberg
Volume3761
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference 4th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics
Abbreviated titleODBASE 2005
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityAgia Napa
Period31/10/054/11/05

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