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A lightweight treatment of Inexact dates

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


Hai H. Nguyen

Stuart Taylor

Nophadol Jekjantuk

Chris Mellish

Jeff Z. Pan

Tristan ap Rheinallt

Kate Byrne


Thepchai Supnithi

Takahira Yamaguchi

Jeff Z. Pan

Vilas Wuwongse

Marut Buranarach


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.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 4th Joint International Conference, JIST 2014
Start Date Nov 9, 2014
End Date Nov 11, 2014
Online Publication Date Feb 21, 2015
Publication Date Feb 21, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 4, 2016
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8943
Pages 187-193
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Number 8943
Series ISSN 0302-9743
Book Title Semantic Technology : 4th Joint International Conference, JIST 2014 Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 9–11, 2014 Revised Selected Papers
ISBN 9783319156149
Keywords Inexact dates; semantic web; user interfaces;
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