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Reasoning about Space, Actions and Change: A Paradigm for Applications of Spatial Reasoning
Type of publication: Incollection
Citation: Bhatt:2010:RSAC
Booktitle: Qualitative Spatio-Temporal Representation and Reasoning: Trends and Future Directions.
Year: 2012
Publisher: IGI Global (PA, USA); http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61692-868-1
ISBN: 978161692868
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-868-1
Abstract: Qualitative spatial conceptualizations provide a relational abstraction and interface to the metrical realities of the physical world. Humans, robots and systems that act, and interact, are embedded in space. The space itself undergoes change all the time, typically as a result of volitional actions performed by an agent, and events, both deterministic and otherwise, which occur in the environment. Both categories of occurrences are a critical link to the external world, in a predictive as well as an explanatory sense: our anticipations of emph{spatial reality} conform to our commonsense knowledge of the effects of actions and events on material entities. Similarly, our explanations of the perceived reality too are established on the basis of such apriori established commonsense notions. We reason about space, actions and change in an integrated manner, either without being able to clearly demarcate the boundaries of each type of reasoning, or because such boundaries do not exist per se. This article is an attempt to position such integrated reasoning as a useful paradigm for the utilization of qualitative spatial representation and reasoning techniques in relevant application domains. From a logical perspective, I note that formalisms already exist and that effort need only be directed at specific integration tasks at a commonsense conceptual, formal representational and computational level.
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Keywords: Cognitive Robotics Geographic Information Systems Ambient Intelligence Spatial and Architectural Design, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Ontology, Qualitative Spatial Reasoning (QSR), Reasoning about Actions and Change (RAC), spatial cognition
Authors Bhatt, Mehul
Editors Hazarika, Shyamanta
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