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Speaking with spatial relations
by Lukasz Wawrzyniak, Dennis Nikitenko, Pascal Matsakis
International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA), Vol. 1, No. 3/4, 2006


Abstract: Natural language descriptions are an important step in bridging the gap between numerical representations of spatial data and the human user. In this work, we present a system for generating linguistic descriptions of the spatial relationships between two-dimensional objects. The most pertinent relations for the description are chosen based on a fuzzification of the set relations DISJOINT, OVERLAP, SUBSET, SUBSETi and EQUAL. A handful of relevant Allen relations is then selected and their Allen F-histograms are analysed to extract further topological and directional information. The approach is validated using several sets of real and synthetic data.

Online publication date: Thu, 01-Jun-2006


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