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[seminar] Encoding Large RCC8 Scenarios Using Rectangular Pseudo-Solutions

Abstract: Most approaches in the field of qualitative spatial reasoning (QSR) use constraint networks to encode spatial scenarios. The size of these networks is quadratic in the number of variables, which has severely limited the real-world application of QSR. In this report, we present a new representation in which each variable is associated with one or more rectangles. Instead of requiring these rectangles to define a solution of the corresponding constraint network, we construct sequences of rectangles that define partial solutions to progressively weaker constraint networks. Experimental results illustrate that the strategy is effective in practice.

Date: 20 January 2016