Applying Soft Computing in Defining Spatial Relations / Edition 1

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Geometric properties and relations play central roles in the description and processing of spatial data. The properties and relations studied by mathematicians usually have precise definitions, but verbal descriptions often involve imprecisely defined concepts such as elongatedness or proximity. The methods used in soft computing provide a framework for formulating and manipulating such concepts. This volume contains eight papers on the soft definition and manipulation of spatial relations and gives a comprehensive summary on the subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783790815047
  • Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing Series, #106
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 205
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Fuzzifying Spatial Relations 1
Path Composition of Positional Relations Integrating Qualitative and Fuzzy Knowledge 17
Spatial Relations Based on Dominance of Fuzzy Sets 41
Mathematical Morphology and Spatial Relationships: Quantitative, Semi-Quantitative and Symbolic Settings 63
Understanding the Spatial Organization of Image Regions by Means of Force Histograms: A Guided Tour 99
Fuzzy Spatial Relationships and Mobile Agent Technology in Geospatial Information Systems 123
Using Fuzzy Spatial Relations to Control Movement Behavior of Mobile Objects in Spatially Explicit Ecological Models 157
A Fuzzy Set Model of Approximate Linguistic Terms in Descriptions of Binary Topological Relations Between Simple Regions 179
About the Editors 203
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