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Gero, John S.
Representation and Reasoning About Shapes: Cognitive and Computational Studies in Visual Reasoning in Design
C. Freksa and D. Marks (eds), Spatial Information Theory, Springer, Berlin, pp. 315-330
This paper describes some recent cognitively-based and computationally-
based research on representing and reasoning about shapes. The
cognitive studies are based on protocol analyses of designers and indicate
that visual reasoning in design involves drawings of shapes and their relations
in the generation of unexpected results. The computational studies are
concerned with the development of qualitative representations of shapes
that can be used to reason about shapes. Two representations are described:
half-planes and landmark-based qualitative codes. Reasoning using these
representations is presented.