Ontology as Conceptual Schema in Database Modelling of Historical Maps
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the Internationa Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-Based Systems (SITIS'2006), 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
Sweden has an enormous treasure in its vast number of large-scale historical maps from a period of nearly 400 years. These are frequently used in temporal studies and different kinds of historical and archaeological research problems. A full and systematic analyse of this material from a data modelling perspective has not been conducted. In a prior article, a conccpnml analysis resulting in an ontolney for the Gotlandic maps of 1693-1705 (GM1700) was presented. In this paper it is demonstrated how this ontology can be used as a conceptual schema for a logical E/R database schema. The Ontology is described in the terms of the Protege mcta-model and the E/R schema in UML. The mapping between the two is a set of elementary guidance rules, which is easy for a human to comprehend, but hard to automate. The E/R schema is implemented in a DBMS- and a GIS system.
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Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102681OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-102681DiVA: diva2:680836
Internationa Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-Based Systems (SITIS'2006), December 16-21 2006 in Hammamet, Tunisia.