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A lightweight treatment of Inexact dates
  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.

  • Date:

    21 February 2015

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  • Publisher

    Springer International publishing

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

  • Projects:

    dot.rural Digital Economy Hub

  • Funders:

    RCUK Digital Economy


Nguyen, H. H., Taylor, S., Webster, G., Jekjantuk, N., Mellish, C., Pan, J. Z., …Byrne, K. (2015). A lightweight treatment of Inexact dates. In V. Wuwongse, M. Buranarach, T. Supnithi, T. Yamaguchi, & J. Z. Pan (Eds.), Semantic Technology : 4th Joint International Conference, JIST 2014 Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 9–11, 2014 Revised Selected Papers. , (187-193).



Inexact dates; semantic web; user interfaces;

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