By Gilles Falquet, Claudine Métral, Jacques Teller, Christopher Tweed
Ontologies are more and more well-known as crucial instruments in info technology. even supposing the innovations are good understood theoretically , the sensible implementation of ontologies is still demanding. during this booklet, researchers in laptop technological know-how, details platforms, ontology engineering, city making plans and layout, civil and development engineering, and structure current an interdisciplinary examine of ontology engineering and its program in city improvement initiatives. the 1st a part of the publication introduces the overall concept of ontology, describing diversifications in abstraction point, insurance, and ritual. It additionally discusses using ontologies to accomplish interoperability, and to symbolize a number of issues of view and multilingualism. this is often illustrated with examples from the city area. the second one half is restricted to city improvement. It covers spatial and geographical wisdom illustration, the construction of city ontologies from a variety of wisdom resources, the interconnection of city versions and the interplay among criteria and area types. The 3rd half offers case experiences of the advance of ontologies for city mobility, city morphological techniques, highway platforms, and cultural background. different situations record at the use of ontologies to resolve city improvement difficulties, in development company types, construction rules and concrete regeneration. It concludes with a dialogue of key demanding situations for the long run deployment of ontologies during this area. This publication bridges the distance among city practitioners and computing device scientists. because the essence of such a lot city initiatives lies in making connections among worldviews, ontology improvement has an enormous function to play, in selling interoperability among info assets, either formal (urban databases, development built-in types, Geographical info structures etc.) and no more formal (thesauri, textual content files, net assets etc.). This quantity bargains a entire advent to ontology engineering for city improvement. it's crucial interpreting for practitioners and ontology designers operating in city improvement.
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