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Empirical Evidence for Concepts of Spatial Information as Cognitive Means for Interpreting and Using Maps

Authors: Enkhbold Nyamsuren, Eric J. Top, Haiqi Xu, Niels Steenbergen, and Simon Scheider

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 240, 15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2022)


Abstract
Due to the increasing prevalence and relevance of geo-spatial data in the age of data science, Geographic Information Systems are enjoying wider interdisciplinary adoption by communities outside of GIScience. However, properly interpreting and analysing geo-spatial information is not a trivial task due to knowledge barriers. There is a need for a trans-disciplinary framework for sharing specialized geographical knowledge and expertise to overcome these barriers. The core concepts of spatial information were proposed as such a conceptual framework. These concepts, such as object and field, were proposed as cognitive lenses that can simplify understanding of and guide the processing of spatial information. However, there is a distinct lack of empirical evidence for the existence of such concepts in the human mind or whether such concepts can be indeed useful. In this study, we have explored for such empirical evidence using behavioral experiments with human participants. The experiment adopted a contrast model to investigate whether the participants can semantically distinguish between the object and field core concepts visualized as maps. The statistically significant positive results offer evidence supporting the existence of the two concepts or cognitive concepts closely resembling them. This gives credibility to the core concepts of spatial information as tools for sharing, teaching, or even automating the process of geographical information processing.

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Enkhbold Nyamsuren, Eric J. Top, Haiqi Xu, Niels Steenbergen, and Simon Scheider. Empirical Evidence for Concepts of Spatial Information as Cognitive Means for Interpreting and Using Maps. In 15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2022). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 240, pp. 7:1-7:14, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)


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@InProceedings{nyamsuren_et_al:LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.7,
  author =	{Nyamsuren, Enkhbold and Top, Eric J. and Xu, Haiqi and Steenbergen, Niels and Scheider, Simon},
  title =	{{Empirical Evidence for Concepts of Spatial Information as Cognitive Means for Interpreting and Using Maps}},
  booktitle =	{15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2022)},
  pages =	{7:1--7:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-257-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{240},
  editor =	{Ishikawa, Toru and Fabrikant, Sara Irina and Winter, Stephan},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.7},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-168926},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.7},
  annote =	{Keywords: core concepts, cognition, map interpretation, spatial analysis}
}
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Transcepts: Connecting Entity Representations Across Conceptual Views on Spatial Information (Short Paper)

Authors: Eric J. Top and Simon Scheider

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 240, 15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2022)


Abstract
Analysts interpret geographic and other spatial data to check the validity of methods in reaching an analytical goal. However, the meaning of data is elusive. The same data may constitute one concept in one view and another concept in another. For example, the same set of air pollution points may be regarded as field values if they are considered pollution measurements and objects if they are considered locations of measurement devices. In this work we adopt a framework of conceptual spaces and viewpoints and show how entity representations in one semantic interpretation may be related to entity representations in others in terms of what we call transcepts. A transcept captures which things represent the same entity. We define and use transcepts in the framework to explain how different views of geographic data may relate to one another.

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Eric J. Top and Simon Scheider. Transcepts: Connecting Entity Representations Across Conceptual Views on Spatial Information (Short Paper). In 15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2022). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 240, pp. 19:1-19:7, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)


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@InProceedings{top_et_al:LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.19,
  author =	{Top, Eric J. and Scheider, Simon},
  title =	{{Transcepts: Connecting Entity Representations Across Conceptual Views on Spatial Information}},
  booktitle =	{15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2022)},
  pages =	{19:1--19:7},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-257-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{240},
  editor =	{Ishikawa, Toru and Fabrikant, Sara Irina and Winter, Stephan},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.19},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-169048},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.19},
  annote =	{Keywords: Transcept, Spatial Information, Knowledge Representation, Conceptual Space, View, Point Of View, Viewpoint, Object, Event, Network, Field, Relation}
}
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Spatial reference in the Semantic Web and in Robotics (Dagstuhl Seminar 14142)

Authors: Aldo Gangemi, Verena V. Hafner, Werner Kuhn, Simon Scheider, and Luc Steels

Published in: Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 4, Issue 3 (2014)


Abstract
The seminar on "Spatial reference in the Semantic Web and in Robotics" was held from March 30 until April 4, 2014. Seminar participants presented their work related to spatial reference from the viewpoint of Robotics, Spatial Cognition, Geospatial information and the Semantic Web. Groups worked on concrete questions and challenges which were developed during the seminar, some of which resulted in follow up work. This report summarizes the outcomes of the seminar discussions and presents the abstracts of participant talks.

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Aldo Gangemi, Verena V. Hafner, Werner Kuhn, Simon Scheider, and Luc Steels. Spatial reference in the Semantic Web and in Robotics (Dagstuhl Seminar 14142). In Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 181-201, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2014)


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@Article{gangemi_et_al:DagRep.4.3.181,
  author =	{Gangemi, Aldo and Hafner, Verena V. and Kuhn, Werner and Scheider, Simon and Steels, Luc},
  title =	{{Spatial reference in the Semantic Web and in Robotics (Dagstuhl Seminar 14142)}},
  pages =	{181--201},
  journal =	{Dagstuhl Reports},
  ISSN =	{2192-5283},
  year =	{2014},
  volume =	{4},
  number =	{3},
  editor =	{Gangemi, Aldo and Hafner, Verena V. and Kuhn, Werner and Scheider, Simon and Steels, Luc},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/DagRep.4.3.181},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-46134},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagRep.4.3.181},
  annote =	{Keywords: Spatial reference systems, Semantic Web, Robotics, Embodiment, Spatial cognition}
}
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