Fuzzy Spatial Querying With Inexact Inference

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Conference Proceeding

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Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering


The issue of spatial querying accuracy has been viewed as critical to the successful implementation and long-term viability of the GIS technology. In order to improve the spatial querying accuracy and quality, the problems associated with the areas of fuzziness and uncertainty are of great concern in the spatial database community. There has been a strong demand to provide approaches that deal with inaccuracy and uncertainty in GIS. In this paper, we are dedicated to develop an approach that can perform fuzzy spatial querying under uncertainty. An inexact inferring strategy is investigated. The study shows that the fuzzy set and the certainty factor can work together to deal with spatial querying. Querying examples implemented by FuzzyClips are also provided.

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2002 Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Proceedings