Investigations into the cognitive conceptualization and similarity assessment of spatial scenes

Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Jinlong Yang, Alexander Klippel, Frank Dylla

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Abstract

Formally capturing spatial semantics is a challenging and still largely unsolved research endeavor. Qualitative spatial calculi such as RCC-8 and the 9-Intersection model have been employed to capture humans' commonsense understanding of spatial relations, for instance, in information retrieval approaches. The bridge between commonsense and formal semantics of spatial relations is established using similarities which are, on a qualitative level, typically formalized using the notion of conceptual neighborhoods. While behavioral studies have been carried out on relations between two entities, both static and dynamic, similar experimental work on complex scenes involving three or more entities is still missing. We address this gap by reporting on three experiments on the category construction of spatial scenes involving three entities in three different semantic domains. To reveal the conceptualization of complex spatial scenes, we developed a number of analysis methods. Our results show clearly that (I) categorization of relations in static scenarios is less dependent on domain semantics than in dynamically changing scenarios, that (II) RCC-5 is preferred over RCC-8, and (III) that the complexity of a scene is broken down by selecting a main reference entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeographic Information Science - 7th International Conference, GIScience 2012, Proceedings
Pages212-225
Number of pages14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event7th International Conference on Geographic Information Science, GIScience 2012 - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: Sep 18 2012Sep 21 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7478 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other7th International Conference on Geographic Information Science, GIScience 2012
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH
Period9/18/129/21/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Wallgrün, J. O., Yang, J., Klippel, A., & Dylla, F. (2012). Investigations into the cognitive conceptualization and similarity assessment of spatial scenes. In Geographic Information Science - 7th International Conference, GIScience 2012, Proceedings (pp. 212-225). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7478 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33024-7_16