A Visibility and Spatial Constraint-Based Approach for Geopositioning

  • Jean-Marie Le Yaouanc
  • Éric Saux
  • Christophe Claramunt
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6292)

Abstract

Over the past decade, automated systems dedicated to geopositioning have been the object of considerable development. Despite the success of these systems for many applications, they cannot be directly applied to qualitative descriptions of space. The research presented in this paper introduces a visibility and constraint-based approach whose objective is to locate an observer from the verbal description of his/her surroundings. The geopositioning process is formally supported by a constraint-satisfaction algorithm. Preliminary experiments are applied to the description of environmental scenes.

Keywords

Landscape perception place descriptions scene-finding approach geopositioning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Le Yaouanc
    • 1
  • Éric Saux
    • 1
  • Christophe Claramunt
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Academy Research InstituteBrest Cedex 9France

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