Earth Observation Thesaurus

Abstract: 

"The project aims at developing a controlled and structured terminology system related to GIS and remote sensing. The first phase corresponds to the identification of potential sources of terminology, the selection of proper terms, their extraction and the creation of a terminology database. Terms have been classified according to the EARTh upper structure. The semantic classification foresees the allocation of each term in a relation tree starting from the more general concept represented by the category. The result is a terminology system containing about 3.500 terms. The system can be considered as a prototype of domain semantic map, open to future integrations and updating. The use of the system by a user community would allow a better management of information and ease the information and data sharing, due both to the use of a common language and to the better semantic comprehension of data."

English Abstract: 

"The project aims at developing a controlled and structured terminology system related to GIS and remote sensing. The first phase corresponds to the identification of potential sources of terminology, the selection of proper terms, their extraction and the creation of a terminology database. Terms have been classified according to the EARTh upper structure. The semantic classification foresees the allocation of each term in a relation tree starting from the more general concept represented by the category. The result is a terminology system containing about 3.500 terms. The system can be considered as a prototype of domain semantic map, open to future integrations and updating. The use of the system by a user community would allow a better management of information and ease the information and data sharing, due both to the use of a common language and to the better semantic comprehension of data."

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EOSterm
English Title: 
Earth Observation Thesaurus
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National Research Council, Institute for Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA)
EKOLab
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