A Lightweight Treatment of Inexact Dates

Hai H. Nguyen (Lead / Corresponding author), Stuart Taylor, Gemma Webster, Nophadol Jekjantuk, Chris Mellish, Jeff Z. Pan, Tristan ap Rheinallt, Kate Byrne

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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 heavy-weight 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSemantic Technology
Subtitle of host publication4th Joint International Conference, JIST 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsThepchai Supnithi, Takahira Yamaguchi, Jeff Z. Pan, Vilas Wuwongse, Marut Buranarach
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319156149
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2015
Event4th Joint International Conference on Semantic Technology, JIST 2014 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 9 Nov 201411 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th Joint International Conference on Semantic Technology, JIST 2014
CityChiang Mai


  • Ontological Commitment
  • SPARQL Query
  • Interval Temporal Logic
  • Lightweight Approach
  • Conceptual Reference Model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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