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Querying VGI by semantic enrichment
University of Twente, The Netherlands.
University of Geneva, Switzerland.
University of Leicester, UK.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2337-2486
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2016 (English)In: European Handbook on Crowdsourced Geographic Information / [ed] Cristina Capineri, Muki Haklay, Haosheng Huang, Vyron Antoniou, Juhani Kettunen, Frank Ostermann, Ross Purves, London: Ubiquity Press, 2016, 1, 185-194 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Volunteered geographic information (VGI) plays an increasing role in current geodata provision. At the same time, due to its lack of structure, it is hard to use as meaningful input in software applications. In this chapter, we embark upon the unstructured character of VGI and on ways to enrich the structure in order to make it suitable for information retrieval. We describe the characteristics of semantic enrichment and explain how folksonomies and ontologies play a role. We believe that they represent different levels of formality in a semantic reference space and determine the richness of the information retrieval.

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London: Ubiquity Press, 2016, 1. 185-194 p.
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VGI, Query, Semantic enrichment, Folksonomy, Ontology
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Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22401DOI: 10.5334/baxISBN: 978-1-909188-80-8ISBN: 978-1-909188-79-2ISBN: 978-1-909188-82-2ISBN: 978-1-909188-81-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22401DiVA: diva2:971105
Available from: 2016-09-15 Created: 2016-09-15 Last updated: 2016-10-13Bibliographically approved

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