Topology from a Single Primitive Relation: Deening Topological Properties and Relations in Terms of Connection 1

@inproceedings{Gotts1996TopologyFA,
  title={Topology from a Single Primitive Relation: Deening Topological Properties and Relations in Terms of Connection 1},
  author={Nicholas Mark Gotts},
  year={1996}
}
Topological formalisms adaptable to a wide range of applications in spatial information systems (SIS) are a highly desirable research goal. The paper discusses a candidate formalism, the region-based `logic of connection' of Randell, Cohn and Cui. This is based on the single primitive `C' (where `C(x; y)' indicates that spatial regions x and y are `connected'). The originators of this approach (`RCC theory') de ned a set of eight `base relations', exactly one of which holds between any pair of… CONTINUE READING