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Knowledge and Information Systems

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 311–338 | Cite as

A formal framework to represent spatial knowledge

  • Giuseppe Della Penna
  • Daniele Magazzeni
  • Sergio Orefice
Regular Paper

Abstract

Visual representations are an essential element in human–computer interaction and can be conceived as a collection of graphical objects arranged in a two-dimensional space. It is quite natural to model visual representations through the qualitative relationships holding between their objects, and therefore, qualitative spatial relations are a fundamental way of representing spatial knowledge. To this aim, in this paper we present a framework of qualitative spatial relations providing a general, domain-independent approach to specify visual representations.

Keywords

Spatial knowledge representation Spatial relations Human–computer interaction Information extraction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and MathematicsUniversity of L’AquilaCoppito, L’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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