Journal article

Wayfinding choremes - a language for modeling conceptual route knowledge

Alexander Klippel, Heike Tappe, Lars Kulik, Paul U Lee

Journal of Visual Languages and Computing | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

The emergent interest in ontological and conceptual approaches to modeling route information results from new information technologies as well as from a multidisciplinary interest in spatial cognition. Linguistics investigates verbal route directions; cartography carries out research on route maps and on the information needs of map users; and computer science develops formal representations of routes with the aim to build new wayfinding applications. In concert with geomatics, ontologies of spatial domain knowledge are assembled while sensing technologies for location-aware wayfinding aids are developed simultaneously (e.g. cell phones, GPS-enabled devices or PDAs). These joint multidiscipl..

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