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Lecture Notes in Informatics

The Social SemanticWeb 2007 Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Social Semantic Web (CSSW) September 26 - 28, 2007, Leipzig, Germany P-113, 81-90 (2007).

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Sören Auer (ed.), Christian Bizer (ed.), Claudia Müller (ed.), Anna V. Zhdanova (ed.)

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Collaborative metadata for geographic information

Patrick Maué


Retrieval of web-based geographic information (GI) for spatial decisionmaking processes can benefit from emerging semantic technologies. Ontology-supported metadata, collaboratively created by a social network of spatially-aware users, ensures efficient and precise discovery of maps published with the help of catalogs. The creation and maintenance of the metadata is driven by two forces: on the one hand experienced catalogers who ensure consistency and quality, on the other hand catalog users who continuously adapt and extend the metadata. We discuss the requirements for a catalog for GI which is able to capture the semantics emerging within a community and apply the results to the registered metadata.

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