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Spatial Relations Using High Level Concepts

School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Department of Computer Science, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2012, 1(3), 333-350;
Received: 30 August 2012 / Revised: 28 November 2012 / Accepted: 4 December 2012 / Published: 13 December 2012
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Existing models of spatial relations do not consider that different concepts exist on different levels in a hierarchy and in turn that the spatial relations in a given scene are a function of the specific concepts considered. One approach to determining the existence of a particular spatial relation is to compute the corresponding high level concepts explicitly using map generalization before inferring the existence of the spatial relation in question. We explore this idea through the development of a model of the spatial relation “enters” that may exist between a road and a housing estate. View Full-Text
Keywords: spatial relations; high level concepts; map generalisation spatial relations; high level concepts; map generalisation

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Corcoran, P.; Mooney, P.; Bertolotto, M. Spatial Relations Using High Level Concepts. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2012, 1, 333-350.

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