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Linked Forests: Semantic similarity of geographical concepts “forest”

ČERBA, O., JEDLIČKA, K. Linked Forests: Semantic similarity of geographical concepts “forest”. Open Geosciences, 2016, roč. 8, č. 1, s. 556-566. ISSN: 2391-5447
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Linked Forests: Semantic similarity of geographical concepts “forest”
Rok vydání: 2016
Autoři: Ing. Mgr. Otakar Čerba Ph.D. , Ing. Karel Jedlička PhD. ,
Abstrakt EN: Linked Data represents the new trend in geoinformatics and geomatics. It produces a structure of objects (in a form of concepts or terms) interconnected by object relations expressing a type of semantic relationships of various concepts. The research published in this article studies, if objects connected by above mentioned relations are more similar than objects representing the same phenomenon, but standing alone. The phenomenon “forest” and relevant geographical concepts were chosen as the domain of the research. The concepts similarity (Tanimoto coefficient as a specification of Tversky index) was computed on the basis of explicit information provided by thesauri containing particular concepts. Overall in the seven thesauri (AGROVOC, EuroVoc, GEMET, LusTRE/EARTh, NAL, OECD and STW) there was tested if the “forest” concept interconnected by the relation skos:exactMatch are more similar than other, not interlinked concepts. The results of the research are important for the sharing and combining of geographical data, information and knowledge. The proposed methodology can be reused to a comparison of other geographical concepts.
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