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Topological and Geometric Operators for Ontological Classification of Vague Geographic Concepts

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2005
<mark>Journal</mark>Spatial Cognition and Computation
Issue number1
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)69-88
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper presents the results from an experimental framework developed to extract topological and geometrical indicators for geographic concepts. The overall purpose is to demonstrate the usefulness of conceptual cognitive schemas for defining relationships and ontological distinctions between vague geographic concepts. In doing so, the problems in formal specifications arising due to semantic overlaps and ambiguity in geographic concepts, especially ones that have cognitive anchoring, is resolved. The results from the experiment described in this paper have significant implications for the way formal models of place can be developed that encapsulate representational configuration informed by commonsense knowledge.