The Mercator Representation of Spatial Knowledge

@inproceedings{Davis1983TheMR,
  title={The Mercator Representation of Spatial Knowledge},
  author={Ernest Davis},
  booktitle={IJCAI},
  year={1983}
}
The MERCATOR program constructs a cognitive map from a sequence of scene descriptions. A new representation of two-dimensional geography was developed for this program. Objects are represented by sets of polygons; their boundaries, by sets of directed edges. The relative positions of objects are determined by connecting edges. A truth-conditional semantics for this representation is presented, its strengths and weaknesses are evaluated, and it is compared to other AI representations of shape… CONTINUE READING

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