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Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing

Methods for Handling Imperfect Spatial Information

Editors: Jeansoulin, R., Papini, O., Prade, H., Schockaert, S. (Eds.)

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Spatial information is pervaded by uncertainty. Indeed, geographical data is often obtained by an imperfect interpretation of remote sensing images, while people attach ill-defined or ambiguous labels to places and their properties. As another example, medical images are often the result of measurements by imprecise sensors (e.g. MRI scans). Moreover, by processing spatial information in real-world applications, additional uncertainty is introduced, e.g. due to the use of interpolation/extrapolation techniques or to conflicts that are detected in an information fusion step. To the best of our knowledge, this book presents the first overview of spatial uncertainty which goes beyond the setting of geographical information systems. Uncertainty issues are especially addressed from a representation and reasoning point of view. In particular, the book consists of 14 chapters, which are clustered around three central topics. The first of these topics is about the uncertainty in meaning of linguistic descriptions of spatial scenes. Second, the issue of reasoning about spatial relations and dealing with inconsistency in information merging is studied. Finally, interpolation and prediction of spatial phenomena are investigated, both at the methodological level and from an application-oriented perspective. The concept of uncertainty by itself is understood in a broad sense, including both quantitative and more qualitative approaches, dealing with variability, epistemic uncertainty, as well as with vagueness of terms.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methods for Handling Imperfect Spatial Information
Editors
  • Robert Jeansoulin
  • Odile Papini
  • Henri Prade
  • Steven Schockaert
Series Title
Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing
Series Volume
256
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14755-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14755-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14754-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26534-1
Series ISSN
1434-9922
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 380
Number of Illustrations
68 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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