Representing Space in Cognition: Interrelations of behaviour, language, and formal models

Hardcover | November 30, 2013

EditorThora Tenbrink, Jan M. Wiener, Christophe Claramunt

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This book considers how people talk about their environment, find their way in new surroundings, and plan routes. Part I explores the empirical insights gained from research in the cognitive underpinnings of spatial representation in language. Part II proposes solutions for capturing suchinsights formally, and in Part III authors discuss how theory is put into practice through spatial assistance systems. These three perspectives stem from research disciplines which deal with the spatial domain in different ways, and which often remain separate. In this book they are combined so asto highlight both the state of the art in the field and the benefit of building bridges between methodologies and disciplines. Finding our way and planning routes is relevant to us all; this book ultimately helps improve our everyday lives.

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This book considers how people talk about their environment, find their way in new surroundings, and plan routes. Part I explores the empirical insights gained from research in the cognitive underpinnings of spatial representation in language. Part II proposes solutions for capturing suchinsights formally, and in Part III authors discu...

Thora Tenbrink is a Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics at Bangor University (Wales, UK). She worked for ten years as a research scientist at the Faculty of Linguistics at Bremen University (Germany), and is a principal investigator in two projects in the Collaborative Research Center SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition (Bremen/Freiburg). Her ma...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:November 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Thora Tenbrink, Jan Wiener, and Christophe Claramunt: IntroductionPart I: Empirical Insights2. Holly Taylor and Tad T. Brunye: Describing the Way Out of a Cornfield: Understanding congitive underpinnings of comprehending survey and route descriptions3. Marios Avraamides, Catherine Mello, and Nathan Greenauer: Spatial Representations for Described and Perceived Locations4. Michel Denis and Gilles Fernandez: The Processing of Landmarks in Route DirectionsPart II: Computational Models5. Michael Barclay and Antony Galton: Selection of Reference Objectives for Locative Expressions: The importance of knowledge and perception6. Eric Chown: Spatial prototypes7. Parisa Kordjamshidi, Joana Hois, Martijn van Otterlo, and Marie-Francine Moens: Learning to Interpret Spatial Natural Language in Terms of Qualitative Spatial RelationsPart III: Intuitive Assistance8. Inessa Seifert and Thora Tenbrink: Cognitive Operations in Tour Planning9. Mathieu Gallay, Michel Denis, and Malika Auvray: Navigation Assistance for Blind Pedestrians: Guidelines for the design of devices and implications for spatial cognition10. Nhung Nguyen and Ipke Wachsmuth: A Computational Model of Cooperative Spatial Behaviour for Virtual Humans11. Mehul Bhatt, Carl Schultz, and Christian Freksa: The 'Space' in Spatial Assistance Systems: Conception, formalisation, and computation