Question Based Analysis

Project details

The project Question-based analysis of Geographic Information with Semantic Queries (QuAnGIS) is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 803498).

The aim of this project is to realize a seamless data driven spatial science using geographic information through question-based analysis, which is a novel way of interacting with geoanalytical resources via Question Answering (QA) technology. The project lays the theoretical as well as computational foundations for a Semantic Web based infrastructure that allows analysts to search for appropriate data and methods on the Web simply by formulating analytical questions.

For this purpose, we will investigate how spatial questions are asked (WP1), how users can formulate spatial questions translatable into semantic queries (WP2), how both geodata and GIS tool resources can be semantically described (WP3) and registered in a linked tool and data repository (WP4), how meaningful geoanalytical workflows can be computed based on these resources, and how geoanalytical queries can be matched to workflows that answer their underlying questions (WP5).