Title: Geospatial metadata extraction from product description document applying methods from ontology engineering

Authors: Imad Abugessaisa

Addresses: Future Position X, SE-801 33 Gavle, Sweden

Abstract: Metadata creation is a bottleneck in European Union (EU) INSPIRE Directive. Firstly the paper presents results from a conformance test conducted at Swedish Land Survey. The results of the testing show a gap between the current statuses of metadata and INSPIRE demands. Secondly the paper introduces an ontology-engineering approach to support extraction of metadata from annotated text documents. This approach can be used for generating metadata in Ontology Web Language (OWL) format that can be reused in a Geography Markup Language (GML) documents instance. Catalogue service of the Swedish geoportal to INSPIRE can employ this approach to generate dataset-level metadata.

Keywords: INSPIRE; Swedish Land Survey; geospatial metadata; document annotation; ontology engineering; Sweden; metadata extraction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2010.035554

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.321 - 332

Received: 04 Oct 2009
Accepted: 29 May 2010

Published online: 30 Sep 2010 *

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