Sommaire de la publication

Sommaire de la publication

Salehi, M., Y. BĂ©dard, M. Mostafavi, J. Brodeur, 2007, On Languages for the Specification on Integrity Constraints in Spatial Conceptual Models, Semantic and Conceptual Issues in GISs (SeCoGIS), November 05-09, Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract

This paper intends to classify, review, and compare the existing
languages for the specification of spatial integrity constraints at the conceptual
level. We classify the languages into natural, visual, first-order logic, and
hybrid languages and review their syntax and semantics. Next, we compare
these language categories based on three linguistic quality aspects, that are
syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic qualities. The results of this study show that
controlled natural languages, visual hybrid languages, and natural hybrid
languages with pictograms are good candidates for expressing spatial integrity
constraints at the conceptual level. At the end, we identify new research
challenges that should be addressed in this domain in order to facilitate spatial
integrity constraint specification and representation.