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Spatial and Temporal Reasoning - Oliviero Stock

Spatial and Temporal Reasoning

By: Oliviero Stock (Editor)

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Published: August 1997
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Qualitative reasoning about space and time - a reasoning at the human level - promises to become a fundamental aspect of future systems that will accompany us in daily activity. The aim of Spatial and Temporal Reasoning is to give a picture of current research in this area focusing on both representational and computational issues. The picture emphasizes some major lines of development in this multifaceted, constantly growing area. The material in the book also shows some common ground and a novel combination of spatial and temporal aspects of qualitative reasoning. Part I presents the overall scene. The chapter by Laure Vieu is on the state of the art in spatial representation and reasoning, and that by Alfonso Gerevini gives a similar survey on research in temporal reasoning. The specific contributions to these areas are then grouped in the two main parts. In Part II, Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi examine the ontological status of spatial entities; Anthony Cohn, Brandon Bennett, John Gooday, and Nicholas Gotts present a detailed theory of reasoning with qualitative relations about regions; Andrew Frank discusses the spatial needs of geographical information systems; and Annette Herskovits focuses on the linguistic expression of spatial relations. In Part III, James Allen and George Ferguson describe an interval temporal logic for the representation of actions and events; Drew McDermott presents an efficient way of predicting the outcome of plan execution; and Erik Sandewall introduces a semantics based on transitions for assessing theories of action and change. In Part IV, Antony Galton's chapter stands clearly between the two areas of space and time and outlines the main coordinates of an integrated approach.

Preface
Abstracts
Contributors
Spatial Representation and Reasoning in AI
Reasoning About Time and Actions in AI
Spatial Entities
Representing and Reasoning with Qualitative Spatial Relations
Spatial Ontology
Language, Spatial Cognition, and Vision
Actions and Events in Interval Temporal Logic
Probabilistic Projection in Planning
Underlying Semantics for Action and Change with Ramification
Space, Time, and Movement
List of Authors
References
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792346449
ISBN-10: 0792346440
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: August 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.82