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Simplifying Sets of Events by Selecting Temporal Relations

  • Andrea Rodríguez
  • Nico Van de Weghe
  • Philippe De Maeyer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3234)

Abstract

Reasoning about events or temporal aspects is fundamental for modeling geographic phenomena. This work concerns the analysis of events as configurations of temporal intervals. It presents two strategies to select relations that characterize configurations of temporal intervals: a strategy based on the algebraic property of composition and a strategy based on a neighboring concept in a vector representation. This type of analysis is useful for characterizing sets of events without the need of making an exhaustive specification of all temporal relations. This work complements a previous study about topological relations of regions in a 2D space and confirms the potential of using the algebraic properties of composition and the metric characteristics of intervals, even if only qualitative relations are considered.

Keywords

Temporal Interval Binary Relation Temporal Relation Delaunay Triangulation Constraint Satisfaction Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Nico Van de Weghe
    • 2
  • Philippe De Maeyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Concepción , Center for Web Research, University of ChileChile
  2. 2.Department of GeographyGhent UniversityBelgium

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