Mereotopology

In formal ontology, a branch of metaphysics, and in ontological computer science, mereotopology is a first-order theory, embodying mereological and… (More)
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2004
2004
We develop a formal ontology within the four dimensionalist (4D) paradigm by showing how the algebraic description of spatial… (More)
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2002
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2002
The term ‘ontology’ has recently acquired a certain currency within the knowledge engineering community, especially in relation… (More)
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2001
2001
Continuity from a qualitative perspective is different from both the philosophical and mathematical view of continuity. We… (More)
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2001
2001
The standardmodel for mereotopologicalstructuresare Booleansubalgebrasof the complete Booleanalgebraof regularclosedsubsetsof a… (More)
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2000
2000
In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the development of formal languages for describing mereological (part-whole… (More)
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1998
1998
Mereotopology is today regarded as a major tool for ontological analysis, and for many good reasons. There are, however, a number… (More)
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1998
1998
We provide a model-theoretic framework for investigating and comparing a variety of mereotopological theories with respect to (i… (More)
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1997
1997
Several authors have suggested that a more parsimonious and conceptually elegant treatment of everyday mereological and… (More)
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1996
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1996
We can see mereology as a theory of parthood and topology as a theory of wholeness. How can the two be combined to obtain a… (More)
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1995
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1995
Mereological and topological notions of connection, part, interior and complement are central to spatial reasoning and to the… (More)
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