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TitleCharacterizing and representing inference histories in geologic mapping
AuthorBrodaric, BORCID logo
SourceInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science vol. 26, issue 2, 2012 p. 265-281,
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140115
PublisherInforma UK Limited
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
SubjectsInformation and Communications; geological history; geological surveys; mapping techniques; knowledge evolution
ProgramGroundwater Geoscience, Groundwater Information Management & Dissemination
AbstractEvaluation of the utility of a geologic map can require understanding of its knowledge evolution. In such cases, online usage further requires machine representation of both the knowledge and the evolution. To meet these needs, an informal structure is developed here that involves the interaction of the three reasoning forms of abduction, induction, and deduction. Empirical results are presented that support the structure, and a foundational ontology for science knowledge is adapted to represent the structure. These results lead to a new understanding of the role of the three reasoning forms in geologic mapping and constitute a new approach to the machine representation of geologic knowledge evolution. The approach also has potential to characterize the mapping of many types of geographic regions.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Examines the logic behind the development of a geological mapped region, to enhance the digital representation of such regions in online systems such as groundwater information networks.

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