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Quantifying spatial prepositions

Hall, Mark and Jones, Christopher Bernard 2008. Quantifying spatial prepositions. Presented at: 16th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, Irvine, CA, USA, 5-7 November 2008. GIS '08 Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL international conference on Advances in geographic information systems, Irvine, CA, 5-7 November 2008. New York, NY: ACM, 10.1145/1463434.1463507

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Many aspects of spatial language concerned with relationships between spatial entities are essentially vague. Current GIS technology provides very little support for dealing with this vagueness, partially because there is a lack of quantitative data and models for vague spatial relations. This paper presents an experiment that looks at quantifying spatial prepositions. In the context of image captions, the cardinal directions are analysed in an existing set of image captions, with respect to the spatial distribution of the locations of the target object (figure) and the reference object (ground). Future work will focus on using these results to improve current GIS solutions in a wide variety of scenarios.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: ACM
ISBN: 9781605583235
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:56

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