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In this paper we present details of a proposal to develop standards for the processes involved in image information mining (IIM) and also to initiate a discussion within the IIM community to evolve and develop specifications. The proposal is based on the current Services Oriented Architectures (SOA's) which provides loosely coupled services that enable cross domain information integration and querying. Web services decouple objects that are platform specific and facilitate interactions among platform independent objects, which are able to access data from anywhere on the Web. They rely on loose, rather than tight coupling among the web components which enables a flexible and dynamic interchange in open, distributed web environments. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) provides a platform for government organizations, academia, and industry to come to a consensus and standardization of geospatial technologies. This paper proposes that image information mining systems need standardization in terms of OGC specifications and in describing the IIM framework in an OGC perspective. This would facilitate interoperability with several existing OGC web services and foster the clear separation of the business logic layer and presentation layer.
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2008. IGARSS 2008. IEEE International (Volume:3 )
Date of Conference: 7-11 July 2008