Information fusion for conflict resolution in map interpretation

  • J. G. M. Schavemaker
  • M. J. T. Reinders
Map Processing
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1389)


In this paper we describe the implementation of a semi-automatic conversion system for utility maps, as developed in the Dutch TopSpin-PNEM project “Knowledge-based conversion of utility maps”. Besides a short description of the overall system architecture, which is presented in more detail in [8], we will focus in this paper on the interpretation part, i.e. its current status and recent improvements. As part of this discussion we elaborate on the knowledge representation and the interpretation mechanism, propose a new concept to handle multiple detectors, introduce a new judgment procedure of instances of map objects and show the necessity of explicitly specified conflict rules.


map conversion system map interpretation knowledge representation semantic networks image detectors information fusion conflict resolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. M. Schavemaker
    • 1
  • M. J. T. Reinders
    • 1
  1. 1.Information and Communication Theory Group Department of Electrical Engineering Faculty of Information Technology and SystemsDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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