Spatial Reasoning Engine
Current PhD students
- Ehab El-Gindy : GeoSocial Web: Discovering Place Semantics from
- Eman Gamal Eldin : Geospatial Question-Answering
Systems for the Linked Web
Completed PhD Projects
- Spatial Consistency for the
in particular, design and development of a new spatial integrity
rule language for OWL.
- Qualitative Spatial and Spatio-temporal
Representation and Reasoning,
in particular development of automatic spatial reasoning engines,
and their practical utilisation for spatial data management.
- Query interfaces and interaction
design for geospatial systems,
in particular: visual spatial query language, meta-visualisation of
spatial data sets.
- Geographic information retrieval
in particular, design of geographical ontologies and geo-semantics
for the semantic web.
- The GeoSocial Web
TRI-Partite multimedia Object
Description, EU FP6 project, Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2009
Automating caption creation:
primary objective of Tripod is to revolutionise access to the
enormous body of visual media. Applying an innovative
multidisciplinary approach Tripod will utilise largely untapped but
vast, accurate and regularly updated sources of semantic information
to create ground breaking intuitive search services, enabling users
to effortlessly and accurately gain access to the image they seek
from this ever expanding resource ....
is about people's definition of places. In an Ordnance Survey funded
project we aim to automatically build gazetteer services that contain
place names and descriptions close to human cognition.....
It is a commonly
quoted statistic that up to 80% of information is spatially referenced
in some way. Yet the spatial aspect of much of that information is
unusable for computing due to its latent semantics that are either
unexpressed or expressed informally, and to the limitations of reasoners
and formal languages for representing spatial semantics....
SPIRIT (Spatially-Aware Information Retrieval on the Internet)
is a research project that has been engaged in the design and
implementation of a search engine to find documents and datasets
on the web relating to places or regions referred to in a query.
The research addresses the problem of providing
efficient access to geographical map data at multiple levels of detail.
Derivation of a map at a particular scale and with a particular thematic
emphasis is referred to as map generalisation. It involves processes of
selection, elimination, shape simplification, caricature, amalgamation
and displacement of map features. The objective of the research is to
build a multiscale spatial database that facilitates retrieval of
selected types of map data at an appropriate level of detail and renders
the data as a legible map.
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