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Topological and geometric operators for ontological classification of vague geographic concepts

Agarwal, P.; (2005) Topological and geometric operators for ontological classification of vague geographic concepts. Spatial Cognition & Computation , 5 (1) pp. 69-88. 10.1207/s15427633scc0501_3.

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Abstract

This paper presents the results from an experimental framework developed to extract topological and geometrical indicators for geographic concepts. The overall purpose is to demonstrate the usefulness of conceptual cognitive schemas for defining relationships and ontological distinctions between vague geographic concepts. In doing so, the problems in formal specifications arising due to semantic overlaps and ambiguity in geographic concepts, especially ones that have cognitive anchoring, is resolved. The results from the experiment described in this paper have significant implications for the way formal models of place can be developed that encapsulate representational configuration informed by commonsense knowledge.

Type:Article
Title:Topological and geometric operators for ontological classification of vague geographic concepts
DOI:10.1207/s15427633scc0501_3
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15427633scc0501_3
Language:English
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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