Quo Vadis? Ontologies for Geospatial Question Answering and Consumer Behaviour

A geospatial query is a question where the concept of location is necessary for formulating the answer. Furthermore, we are not simply interested in spatial relationships, but also with the ways in which people can possibly move through space given the goals that they want to achieve. We therefore want to predict the behaviour of people moving through urban environments based on observations about their purchases. In this project, we will explore how can models of commonsense knowledge can be used for automated reasoning to answer geospatial queries and to infer consumer behaviour.

Bahar Aameri;Whitney Bai
Faculty Supervisor: 
Michael Gruninger
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