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Topo-distance: Measuring the Difference between Spatial Patterns

Summary: Topo-distance: Measuring the Difference
between Spatial Patterns
Marco Aiello
Institute for Logic, Language and Information, and
Intelligent Sensory and Information Systems,
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
email: aiellom@wins.uva.nl
Appeared in: M. Ojeda-Aciego, de Guzma I., Brewka G., and Moniz
Pereira L. (Eds.), Logics in Artificial Intelligence (JELIA 2000), LNAI
1919, Springer, pages 73-86, 2000.
A framework to deal with spatial patterns at the qualitative
level of mereotopology is proposed. The main contribution is to provide
formal tools for issues of model equivalence and model similarity. The
framework uses a multi-modal language S4u interpreted on topological
spaces (rather than Kripke semantics) to describe the spatial patterns.
Model theoretic notions such as topological bisimulations and topological
model comparison games are introduced to define a distance on the space
of all topological models for the language S4u. In the process, a new take
on mereotopology is given, prompting for a comparison with prominent


Source: Aiello, Marco - Institute for Mathematics and Computing Science, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences