A Lightweight Treatment of Inexact Dates

Hai H. Nguyen, Stuart Taylor, Gemma Webster, Nophadol Jekjantuk, Chris Mellish, Jeff Z Pan, Tristan ap Rheinallt, Kate Byrne

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This paper presents a lightweight approach to representing inexact dates on the semantic web, in that it imposes minimal ontological commitments on the ontology author and provides data that can be queried using standard approaches. The approach is presented in the context of a significant need to represent inexact dates but the heavyweight nature of existing proposals which can handle such information. Approaches to querying the represented information and an example user interface for creating such information are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSemantic Technology
Subtitle of host publication4th Joint International Conference, JIST 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 9-11, 2014. Revised Selected Papers
EditorsThepchai Supnithi, Takahira Yamaguchi, Jeff Z. Pan, Vilas Wuwongse, Marut Buranarach
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319156156
ISBN (Print)9783319156149
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th Joint International Semantic Technology Conference - , Thailand
Duration: 9 Nov 201411 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th Joint International Semantic Technology Conference

Bibliographical note

The research described here is supported by the award made by the RCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub; award reference:
EP/G066051/1. Many thanks to Panos Alexopoulos for useful conversations.


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