Despite their recent development, geo-ontologies represent a complicated conundrum for the different experts involved in their design. Computer scientists use ontologies for describing the meaning of data and their semantics in order to make information resourcesbuiltfor humansunderstandablealsofor artificialagents.Geographerspursue conceptualizations that describe the (geographical) domain of interest in a way that should be accessible, informative, and complete for their final recipients. In this context, philosophers are not (only) required to sketch the historical (and/or cultured) background of ontology. Rather, they should offer conceptual solutions for carving nature at the joints and choosing how best to categorize and classify the different entities belonging to the geographical domain in question. Accordingly, the aim of this paper isto combine assumptions and requirements coming fromthese different areas of research in order to show what different (ontological) categories might potentially complete the current domain of geo-ontologies.

What kind of ontological categories for geo-ontologies?

TAMBASSI T
2019

Abstract

Despite their recent development, geo-ontologies represent a complicated conundrum for the different experts involved in their design. Computer scientists use ontologies for describing the meaning of data and their semantics in order to make information resourcesbuiltfor humansunderstandablealsofor artificialagents.Geographerspursue conceptualizations that describe the (geographical) domain of interest in a way that should be accessible, informative, and complete for their final recipients. In this context, philosophers are not (only) required to sketch the historical (and/or cultured) background of ontology. Rather, they should offer conceptual solutions for carving nature at the joints and choosing how best to categorize and classify the different entities belonging to the geographical domain in question. Accordingly, the aim of this paper isto combine assumptions and requirements coming fromthese different areas of research in order to show what different (ontological) categories might potentially complete the current domain of geo-ontologies.
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