Using Cognitive Archetypes and Conceptual Graphs to Model Dynamic Phenomena in Spatial Environments

  • Hedi Haddad
  • Bernard Moulin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4604)


In this paper we propose a qualitative model to represent and reason about dynamic phenomena in a geographic space. Our model is based on linguistic cognitive archetypes, ontological definitions of geographic space and Conceptual Graphs (CGs). In a first part, we present the main concepts of the model and how we define them using CGs. In a second part, we present an overview of how this model is applied to the multiagent geosimulation domain in the context of the MAGS-COA project. Our model is original for two main reasons. First we use a linguistic approach to qualitatively model dynamic situations in a geographic environment. Second, we use CGs to represent the knowledge associated with such situations. Using CGs makes our model computationally feasible and useable to carry out spatial qualitative reasoning.


Geographic Information System Dynamic Phenomenon Propositional Content Geographic Space Dynamic Situation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hedi Haddad
    • 1
  • Bernard Moulin
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Department, 3904 Pav. Pouliot, Laval University, Québec, G1K 7P4Canada

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