Applying Soft Computing in Defining Spatial Relations

  • Pascal Matsakis
  • Les M. Sztandera

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 106)

About this book


Geometric properties and relations play central roles in the description and processing of spatial data. The properties and relations studied by mathematicians usually have precise definitions, but verbal descriptions often involve imprecisely defined concepts such as elongatedness or proximity. The methods used in soft computing provide a framework for formulating and manipulating such concepts. This volume contains eight papers on the soft definition and manipulation of spatial relations and gives a comprehensive summary on the subject.


Constraint Satisfaction Extension Geoinformationssysteme algorithms fuzzy fuzzy control geographic data geospatial information system knowledge modeling morphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Pascal Matsakis
    • 1
  • Les M. Sztandera
    • 2
  1. 1.CECS Department, EBW 201University of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.CIS DepartmentPhiladelphia UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-00294-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1752-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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