Spatial Information Theory [electronic resource] : 8th International Conference, COSIT 2007, Melbourne, Australiia, September 19-23, 2007. Proceedings / edited by Stephan Winter, Matt Duckham, Lars Kulik, Ben Kuipers.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 4736Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007Description: XV, 455 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540747888Subject(s): Computer science | Data structures (Computer science) | Database management | Artificial intelligence | Physical geography | Computer Science | Data Structures | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) | Computation by Abstract Devices | Database Management | Models and Principles | Physical GeographyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 005.73 LOC classification: QA76.9.D35Online resources: Click here to access online
Cultural Studies -- Progress on Yindjibarndi Ethnophysiography -- Study of Cultural Impacts on Location Judgments in Eastern China -- Cross-Cultural Similarities in Topological Reasoning -- Thalassographeïn: Representing Maritime Spaces in Ancient Greece -- Semantics -- From Top-Level to Domain Ontologies: Ecosystem Classifications as a Case Study -- Semantic Categories Underlying the Meaning of ‘Place’ -- Spatial Semantics in Difference Spaces -- Similarity -- Evaluation of a Semantic Similarity Measure for Natural Language Spatial Relations -- Affordance-Based Similarity Measurement for Entity Types -- An Image-Schematic Account of Spatial Categories -- Mapping and Representation -- Specifying Essential Features of Street Networks -- Spatial Information Extraction for Cognitive Mapping with a Mobile Robot -- Spatial Mapping and Map Exploitation: A Bio-inspired Engineering Perspective -- Scale-Dependent Simplification of 3D Building Models Based on Cell Decomposition and Primitive Instancing -- Perception and Cognition -- Degradation in Spatial Knowledge Acquisition When Using Automatic Navigation Systems -- Stories as Route Descriptions -- Three Sampling Methods for Visibility Measures of Landscape Perception -- Reasoning and Algorithms -- Reasoning on Spatial Semantic Integrity Constraints -- Spatial Reasoning with a Hole -- Geospatial Cluster Tessellation Through the Complete Order-k Voronoi Diagrams -- Drawing a Figure in a Two-Dimensional Plane for a Qualitative Representation -- Navigation and Landmarks -- Linguistic and Nonlinguistic Turn Direction Concepts -- A Uniform Handling of Different Landmark Types in Route Directions -- Effects of Geometry, Landmarks and Orientation Strategies in the ‘Drop-Off’ Orientation Task -- Uncertainty and Imperfection -- Data Quality Ontology: An Ontology for Imperfect Knowledge -- Triangulation of Gradient Polygons: A Spatial Data Model for Categorical Fields -- Relations in Mathematical Morphology with Applications to Graphs and Rough Sets.
Spatialinformationtheoryexploresthefoundationsofspaceandtime.Itsearches to model perceptions and cognition of space and time, their e?cient repres- tation, reasoning about these representations, and the communication of kno- edge about space and time. The Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT, focuses especially on the geographic scale, the scale beyond immediate vista. Even within the limits to geographical scale, spatial information theory covers interests of multiple disciplines, such as philosophy, cognitive psychology, linguistics,mathematics,arti?cialintelligence,andgeography.Thislistisnot- haustive,but it shows the need and desireto talk acrossdisciplinary boundaries. COSIT is the place for this exchange and search for common foundations. To foster the encounter, COSIT is a single-track conference with a limited number of papers, and is traditionally held at secluded locations. For COSIT 2007, a record number of 102 submissions were received and carefully reviewed by the international Program Committee and many ad- tional reviewers. In the end, 27 papers were selected for presentation, which corresponds to an acceptance rate of 26%. To preserve the single-track format of COSIT, the number of accepted papers was kept within the range of p- vious COSITs. Consequently, COSIT 2007 was the most competitive COSIT yet, with a lower acceptance rate than any previous COSIT. At COSIT 2007, 25 peer-reviewedposterswerealsopresented,withthreekeynotesgivenbyDeborah McGuinness (Knowledge Systems, Stanford University, USA), Mandyam Sri- vasan (Queensland Brain Institute, Australia) and Kim Marriott (Constraint Solving and Optimization, Monash University, Australia).