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The semantic analysis about the spatial orientation expression of GIS in Chinese case study of Beijing
Author(s): Jing Zhang; Yu Liu; Jiuhu Sun; Jie Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Spatial relationship is an important research area in GIS. The orientation information about the urban environment is directly available to human beings through perception and is crucial for establishing their spatial location and for way-finding. People perceive the layout of entities in space, categorize them as spatial relationships, and describe them as spatial expression in language. The orientation expression in different language is different. This paper will discuss the road network in Beijing and its characteristic. We analyze the post-position in Chinese, we know that people like to use 'outside' and 'inside' in the sentence "N is + ring road + postposition" by first experiment. We will illustrate the fuzzy range by 'outside or inside' in the ring-road by the second experiment. In the last part, we conclude the paper and our further research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6420, Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Science, 64200Z (28 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.712924
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Jing Zhang, Capital Normal Univ. (China)
Yu Liu, Peking Univ. (China)
Jiuhu Sun, Capital Normal Univ. (China)
Jie Zhang, Capital Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6420:
Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Science

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