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Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Spatial Cognition

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Representing and Processing Spatial Knowledge

Editors: Freksa, Christian, Habel, Christopher, Wender, Karl F. (Eds.)

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Research on spatial cognition is a rapidly evolving interdisciplinary enterprise for the study of spatial representations and cognitive spatial processes, be they real or abstract, human or machine. Spatial cognition brings together a variety of - search methodologies: empirical investigations on human and animal orientation and navigation; studies of communicating spatial knowledge using language and graphical or other pictorial means; the development of formal models for r- resenting and processing spatial knowledge; and computer implementations to solve spatial problems, to simulate human or animal orientation and navigation behavior, or to reproduce spatial communication patterns. These approaches can interact in interesting and useful ways: Results from empirical studies call for formal explanations both of the underlying memory structures and of the processes operating upon them; we can develop and - plement operational computer models obeying the relationships between objects and events described by the formal models; we can empirically test the computer models under a variety of conditions, and we can compare the results to the - sults from the human or animal experiments. A disagreement between these results can provide useful indications towards the re nement of the models.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Allocentric and Egocentric Spatial Representations: Definitions, Distinctions, and Interconnections

    Roberta L. Klatzky

    Pages 1-17

  • Judging Spatial Relations from Memory

    Rainer Rothkegel, Karl F. Wender, Sabine Schumacher

    Pages 79-105

  • Relations between the mental representation of extrapersonal space and spatial behavior

    Steffen Werner, Christina Saade, Gerd Lüer

    Pages 107-127

  • How Space Structures Language

    Barbara Tversky, Paul U. Lee

    Pages 157-175

  • A Hierarchy of Qualitative Representations for Space

    Benjamin Kuipers

    Pages 337-350

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Cognition
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Representing and Processing Spatial Knowledge
Editors
  • Christian Freksa
  • Christopher Habel
  • Karl F. Wender
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
1404
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69342-0
DOI
10.1007/3-540-69342-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-64603-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 489
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