Expressivity in Polygonal, Plane Mereotopology

  title={Expressivity in Polygonal, Plane Mereotopology},
  author={Ian Pratt-Hartmann and Dominik J. Schoop},
  journal={J. Symb. Log.},
In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the development of formal languages for describing mereological (part-whole) and topological relationships between objects in space. Typically, the nonlogical primitives of these languages are properties and relations such as `x is connected' or `x is a part of y', and the entities over which their variables range are, accordingly, not points, but regions: spatial entities other than regions are admitted, if at all, only as logical constructs… CONTINUE READING

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