S. Yu, M. Aufaure, N. Cullot, and S. Spaccapietra. Location-based spatial modelling using ontology. In Proceedings of the 6th AGILE, Lyon, France, April 24th-26th 2003. [url]
This paper presents an approach to model different location-based scenarios using ontologies. The authors’ approach consist in building a mediator component, able to deal with the user’s natural language abilities. This component can then interoperate with different shared ontologies providing different “points of view” on the same query. The shared ontologies are, in turn, based on local ontologies, capable of addressing and accessing local and variegate data sources.