Studies in Computational Intelligence

Recognizing Variable Environments

The Theory of Cognitive Prism

Authors: Dong, Tiansi

  • Introduction of a new computational theory for Recognizing Variable Environments
  • Description of the Theory of Cognitive Prism
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Normal adults do not have any difficulty in recognizing their homes. But can artificial systems do in the same way as humans? This book collects interdisciplinary evidences and presents an answer from the perspective of computing, namely, the theory of cognitive prism. To recognize an environment, an intelligent system only needs to classify objects, structures them based on the connection relation (not through measuring!), subjectively orders the objects, and compares with the target environment, whose knowledge is similarly structured. The intelligent system works, therefore, like a prism: when a beam of light (a scene) reaches (is perceived) to an optical prism (by an intelligent system), some light (objects) is reflected (are neglected), those passed through (the recognized objects) are distorted (are ordered differently). So comes the term 'cognitive prism'! Two fundamental propositions used in the theory can be informally stated as follow: an orientation relation is a kind of distance comparison relation -- you being in front of me means you being nearer to my face than to my other sides; a pair of objects being connected means any object, precisely the space occupied by the object, can be moved to a place where it connects with the pair.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • An Introduction

    Dong, Tiansi

    Pages 3-10

  • The State of the Art

    Dong, Tiansi

    Pages 11-26

  • Research Topics and Research Questions

    Dong, Tiansi

    Pages 27-32

  • Recognizing Spatial Environments: A Commonsense Approach

    Dong, Tiansi

    Pages 33-53

  • The Formalism: A Region-Based Representation and Reasoning of Spatial Environments

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    Pages 55-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recognizing Variable Environments
Book Subtitle
The Theory of Cognitive Prism
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
388
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-24058-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-24058-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-24057-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27121-2
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 124
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