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COSIT
2009
Springer
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13 years 5 months ago
The Abduction of Geographic Information Science: Transporting Spatial Reasoning to the Realm of Purpose and Design
People intuitively understand that function and purpose are critical parts of what human-configured entities are about, but these notions have proved difficult to capture formally....
Helen Couclelis
COSIT
2009
Springer
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13 years 11 months ago
Merging Qualitative Constraint Networks Defined on Different Qualitative Formalisms
Abstract. This paper addresses the problem of merging qualitative constraint networks (QCNs) defined on different qualitative formalisms. Our model is restricted to formalisms wher...
Jean-François Condotta, Souhila Kaci, Pierr...
COSIT
2009
Springer
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14 years 3 days ago
Are Places Concepts? Familarity and Expertise Effects in Neighborhood Cognition
Named urban neighborhoods (localities) are often examples of vague place extents. These are compared with current knowledge of vagueness in concepts and categories within semantic ...
Clare Davies
COSIT
2009
Springer
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14 years 2 months ago
To Be and Not To Be: 3-Valued Relations on Graphs
Spatial information requires models which allow us to answer ‘maybe’ to questions asking whether a location lies within a region. At the same time, models must account for data...
John G. Stell
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COSIT
2009
Springer
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14 years 2 months ago
Adaptable Path Planning in Regionalized Environments
Human path planning relies on several more aspects than only geometric distance between two locations. These additional aspects mostly relate to the complexity of the traveled path...
Kai-Florian Richter
COSIT
2009
Springer
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14 years 2 months ago
An Algebraic Approach to Image Schemas for Geographic Space
Formal models of geographic space should support reasoning about its static and dynamic properties, its objects, their behaviors, and the relationships between them. Image schemas,...
Lisa Walton, Michael F. Worboys
COSIT
2009
Springer
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14 years 2 months ago
A Conceptual Model of the Cognitive Processing of Environmental Distance Information
Abstract. I review theories and research on the cognitive processing of environmental distance information by humans, particularly that acquired via direct experience in the enviro...
Daniel R. Montello
COSIT
2009
Springer
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14 years 2 months ago
The Endpoint Hypothesis: A Topological-Cognitive Assessment of Geographic Scale Movement Patterns
Movement patterns of individual entities at the geographic scale are becoming a prominent research focus in spatial sciences. One pertinent question is how cognitive and formal cha...
Alexander Klippel, Rui Li
COSIT
2009
Springer
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14 years 2 months ago
Case-Based Reasoning for Eliciting the Evolution of Geospatial Objects
Abstract.Abstract.Abstract. This paper proposes an automated approach for describing how geospatial objects evolve. We consider geospatial objects whose boundaries and properties c...
Joice Seleme Mota, Gilberto Câmara, Maria Is...
COSIT
2009
Springer
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14 years 2 months ago
Comparing Relations with a Multi-holed Region
Relation models have treated multi-holed regions relations either the same as hole-free regions relations, loosing this way the peculiarities of the holed topology, or with methods...
Maria Vasardani, Max J. Egenhofer