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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Spatial Information Science and Engineering
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Sean M.C. Smith
My dissertation work investigates the use of qualitative spatial representations (QSR) about relative direction and distance for shape representation. This new approach -- which in contrast to previous approaches employs both direction and distance -- uniquely enables the generation of prototypical shapes from abstract representations. Using the conceptual neighborhood which is an established concept in QSR one can directly establish a conceptual neighborhood between shapes that translates into a similarity metric for shapes. Applying this similarity measure to a challenging computer vision problem yields promising first results.
Dorr, Christopher H., "Qualitative Shape Descriptions using Qualitative Spatial Calculi" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2647.