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Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Spatial Cognition IV, Reasoning, Action, Interaction

International Spatial Cognition 2004, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, October 11-13, 2004, Revised Selected Papers

Editors: Freksa, C., Knauff, M., Krieg-Brückner, B., Nebel, B., Barkowsky, Th. (Eds.)

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This is the fourth volume in a series of books dedicated to basic research in spatial cognition. Spatial cognition is a field that investigates the connection between the physical spatial world and the mental world. Philosophers and researchers have p- posed various views concerning the relation between the physical and the mental worlds: Plato considered pure concepts of thought as separate from their physical manifestations while Aristotle considered the physical and the mental realms as two aspects of the same substance. Descartes, a dualist, discussed the interaction between body and soul through an interface organ and thus introduced a functional view that presented a challenge for the natural sciences and the humanities. In modern psych- ogy, the relation between the physical and the cognitive space has been investigated using thorough experiments, and in artificial intelligence we have seen views as diverse as ‘problems can be solved on a representation of the world’ and ‘a representation of the world is not necessary. ’ Today’s spatial cognition work establishes a correspondence between the mental and the physical worlds by studying and exploiting their interaction; it investigates how mental space and spatial “reality” join together in understanding the world and in interacting with it. The physical and representational aspects are equally important in this work. Almost all topics of cognitive science manifest themselves in spatial cognition.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Finding the Way Inside: Linking Architectural Design Analysis and Cognitive Processes

    Hölscher, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Modelling Wayfinding in Public Transport: Network Space and Scene Space

    Rüetschi, Urs-Jakob (et al.)

    Pages 24-41

  • Isovists as a Means to Predict Spatial Experience and Behavior

    Wiener, Jan M. (et al.)

    Pages 42-57

  • A Model for Context-Specific Route Directions

    Richter, Kai-Florian (et al.)

    Pages 58-78

  • Investigation of Preference Between the Least-Angle Strategy and the Initial Segment Strategy for Route Selection in Unknown Environments

    Hochmair, Hartwig H. (et al.)

    Pages 79-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Cognition IV, Reasoning, Action, Interaction
Book Subtitle
International Spatial Cognition 2004, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, October 11-13, 2004, Revised Selected Papers
Editors
  • Christian Freksa
  • Markus Knauff
  • Bernd Krieg-Brückner
  • Bernhard Nebel
  • Thomas Barkowsky
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
3343
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32255-9
DOI
10.1007/b106616
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-25048-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 519
Topics