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Mathematical Formulation for the Nile River Geographical Ontology

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 87 - Number 5
Year of Publication: 2014
Enas M. F. El Houby
Ahmed M. D. E. Hassanein

Enas El M F Houby and Ahmed M D E Hassanein. Article: Mathematical Formulation for the Nile River Geographical Ontology. International Journal of Computer Applications 87(5):6-12, February 2014. Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA. BibTeX

	author = {Enas M. F. El Houby and Ahmed M. D. E. Hassanein},
	title = {Article: Mathematical Formulation for the Nile River Geographical Ontology},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {87},
	number = {5},
	pages = {6-12},
	month = {February},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA}


Nowadays, the proliferation of geographic information systems has caused great interest in geographical ontologies. Geographical ontologies have been introduced to facilitate knowledge sharing and to assist in recognizing spatial terms employed in a query. In this research the full model of the Nile River geographical ontology has been developed to meet the needs of the recognition of the terminologies and the semantic relationships between geographical terms related to Nile River. It will enable search engine to perform a spatially aware search with providing support for query disambiguation, query expansion and relevance ranking which will result in the retrieval of relevant web resources. The proposed design of Nile River ontology model has been developed based on the analyzing and finding relations between different parts of Nile River. Then the model has been implemented using protégé tool, the related data has been collected and finally the system has been tested.


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