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Mereotopology

In formal ontology, a branch of metaphysics, and in ontological computer science, mereotopology is a first-order theory, embodying mereological and… Expand
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2010
2010
  • G. Sinha, D. Mark
  • Cartogr. Int. J. Geogr. Inf. Geovisualization
  • 2010
  • Corpus ID: 14527315
Abstract Terrain is generally stored in GIS as an elevation field, whereas human cognition of the landscape is usually object… Expand
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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… Expand
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2004
2004
Does Nature permit the implementation of behaviours that cannot be simulated computationally? We consider the meaning of physical… Expand
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2004
2004
While mereotopology – the theory of boundaries, contact and separation built up on a mereological foundation – has found fruitful… Expand
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
The term ‘ontology’ has recently acquired a certain currency within the knowledge engineering community, especially in relation… Expand
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2001
2001
The standard model for mereotopological structures are Boolean subalgebras of the complete Boolean algebra of regular closed… Expand
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1999
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1999
High-level qualitative approaches to handling spatial information are widely perceived as having little relevance to the domain… Expand
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1998
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1998
Mereotopology is today regarded as a major tool for ontological analysis, and for many good reasons. There are, however, a number… Expand
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
Abstract We can see mereology as a theory of parthood and topology as a theory of wholeness. How can the two be combined to… Expand
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1995
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1995
  • Barry Smith
  • Int. J. Hum. Comput. Stud.
  • 1995
  • Corpus ID: 18420756
Abstract Common sense is on the one hand a certain set of processes of natural cognition—of speaking, reasoning, seeing, and so… Expand
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