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What's special about spatial?

Max J. Egenhofer
1993 Proceedings of the 1993 ACM SIGMOD international conference on Management of data - SIGMOD '93  
"About 30 miles" may be sufficient. On demand, refinements should be possible, if higher precision is required.  ...  The example selected is rich enough to cover many aspects of geographic databases, and some of their combinations are so unique that they warrant special attention from the database designers.  ... 
doi:10.1145/170035.170096 dblp:conf/sigmod/Egenhofer93 fatcat:moz4tdo42jdyhjdcrtukxeknrm

Water? What's so special about it?

J. L. Finney
2004 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences  
What is so special about water? Why does it have the properties it has, and how might these reasons be relevant to its apparent biological importance?  ...  What about dynamics?  ...  You have provided an interesting description of what properties are special, although not necessarily unique, to water.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rstb.2004.1495 pmid:15306373 pmcid:PMC1693413 fatcat:q2yn5gy5yfgtpgniolol2pzode

What's so special about empirical adequacy?

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam, Nancy Cartwright
2017 European Journal for Philosophy of Science  
Empirical adequacy matters directly - as it does for antirealists - if we aim to get all or most of the observable facts right, or indirectly - as it does for realists - as a symptom that the claims we make about  ...  For much else, empirical adequacy has no special role to play and alternatives are very welcome if they can do the job. So what's so special about empirical adequacy? b.  ...  How did they answer our question: what's so special about empirical adequacy? Many supposed that only claims that can be confirmed by observation are meaningful.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13194-017-0171-7 pmid:32010411 pmcid:PMC6961486 fatcat:73pko7j4yrcdphq6zulufetoc4

What's So Special about Human Tool Use?

Scott H Johnson-Frey
2003 Neuron  
What The precise computations implemented within these ciris special about these units is that their receptive field cuits are a source of ongoing research and debate that properties are altered by tool  ...  Grasping involves integrating repreposes considerable challenges for the sensorimotor sentations of objects' intrinsic spatial properties (e.g., systems of primates.  ...  depends on whether a manipulandum is used to achieve studies of our nearest living relatives, chimpanzees, suggest that processes involved in reasoning about objects' an intended goal (Obayashi et al.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0896-6273(03)00424-0 pmid:12873378 fatcat:q6qf27jixbctlayjpaizbrn5e4

The faculty of language: what's special about it?

Steven Pinker, Ray Jackendoff
2005 Cognition  
The approach, however, is sufficiently problematic that it cannot be used to support claims about evolution.  ...  The HCF paper presents us with an opportunity to reexamine the question of what is special about language.  ...  What's special: a brief examination of the evidence We organize our discussion in line with HCF, distinguishing the conceptual, sensorimotor, and specifically linguistic aspects of the language faculty  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2004.08.004 pmid:15694646 fatcat:7e2wfu3yondzxim72ftdbm7ivq

The Faculty of Language: What's Special about It? [chapter]

Ray Jackendoff
2013 Language, Cognition, and Human Nature  
The approach, however, is sufficiently problematic that it cannot be used to support claims about evolution.  ...  The HCF paper presents us with an opportunity to reexamine the question of what is special about language.  ...  What's special: a brief examination of the evidence We organize our discussion in line with HCF, distinguishing the conceptual, sensorimotor, and specifically linguistic aspects of the language faculty  ... 
doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328741.003.0009 fatcat:7ro3rhcrnbaxfecrhc4tfpxpxe

What's Special about Human Imitation? A Comparison with Enculturated Apes

Francys Subiaul
2016 Behavioral Sciences  
What, if anything, is special about human imitation?  ...  The special rearing history of enculturated apes-including imitation-specific training-further diminishes arguments suggesting that differences are experience-dependent.  ...  Introduction Is there anything special about human imitation?  ... 
doi:10.3390/bs6030013 pmid:27399786 pmcid:PMC5039513 fatcat:kmbidfzvvzbrth3uh34twmi4uy

The capacity for music: What is it, and what's special about it?

Ray Jackendoff, Fred Lerdahl
2006 Cognition  
Each domain reveals a combination of cognitively general phenomena, such as gestalt grouping principles, harmonic roughness, and stream segregation, with phenomena that appear special to music and language  ...  This evidence suggests that there is something special about detecting fixed pitches and intervals.  ...  But for the moment these look like musical specializations.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2005.11.005 pmid:16384553 fatcat:4qp6u3p47bdjjbndut2mkexiku

What's Special about the Ethical Challenges of Studying Disorders with Altered Brain Activity? [chapter]

Helen J. Cassaday
2014 Current topics in behavioral neurosciences  
One particularly important limiting factor is the level of spatial resolution which can be achieved.  ...  Such invertebrates such as the octopus, as well as in the special considerations that apply to mammals of the primate genus.  ... 
doi:10.1007/7854_2014_333 pmid:25205325 fatcat:ciazg2pyuffw3npag4abljfb7a

What's special about task in dystonia? A voxel-based morphometry and diffusion weighted imaging study

Ritesh A. Ramdhani, Veena Kumar, Miodrag Velickovic, Steven J. Frucht, Michele Tagliati, Kristina Simonyan
2014 Movement Disorders  
We used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with voxel-based morphometry and diffusion weighted imaging with tract-based spatial statistics of fractional anisotropy to examine gray and white  ...  Although, collectively, these studies are highlighting the basal ganglia, sensorimotor cortex, and cerebellum as the main brain regions altered across different forms of dystonia, the lack of knowledge about  ...  The spatially normalized images were smoothed with an isotropic 8-mm Gaussian kernel. To examine structural brain differences in relation to clinical phenomenology (TSD vs.  ... 
doi:10.1002/mds.25934 pmid:24925463 pmcid:PMC4139455 fatcat:46neqc72qnaerehr7cjgwoj6oi

What's So Special About Policy Networks? An Exploration of the Concept and Its Usefulness in Studying European Governance

Tanja A. Börzel
2002 Social Science Research Network  
What is so special then about policy networks?  ...  does not elaborate clear hypotheses about behaviour' (Keohane and Hoffmann 1991, p.14).  ...  This first distinction is about methods. Both quantitative and qualitative network approaches take networks as an analytical tool.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.302706 fatcat:aov3o6cukrgyrarocosttjjh4y

What's so special about polymers? A little known organizing principle gives rise to an abundance of polymer phase transitions

Edmund A. Di Marzio
2006 Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics  
What’s So Special About Polymers? A Little Known Organizing Principle Gives Rise to an Abundance of Polymer Phase Transitions EDMUND A.  ...  Surely then, polymers are special in that so much of the structure we see about us is polymeric. So, we ask the question; what is so special about polymers?  ... 
doi:10.1002/polb.20902 fatcat:bczwchgaxvfg7g4xcxkteup3hq

What's So Special about Spatial? [chapter]

Glen Hart, Catherine Dolbear
The Geospatial Web  
Currently there are investigations into the possibility of separating spatial queries into spatial and aspatial components (Dolbear and Hart, 2006) .  ...  Vague and Uncertain Location The spatial relations described by the 9 intersection model, RCC8 and those implemented within spatial databases and GIS are based around "crisp" geometry.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-84628-827-2_4 dblp:series/aikp/HartD07 fatcat:yeouxvgrkrazzedgjyffhub32m

Spatial Web Portal for Building Spatial Data Infrastructure

Chaowei Phil Yang, Ying Cao, John Evans, Menas Kafatos, Myra Bambacus
2006 Annals of GIS  
An important way to share these valuable assets is a spatial data infrastructure (SDI).  ...  Concluding Remarks: What's here, what's next? This paper reports ideas and practices in building spatial data infrastructure at George Mason University and NASA through spatial web portals.  ...  Thus, interoperable services such as WMS, WCS, and WFS may need special consideration on their performance implications for data access and processing.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10824000609480616 fatcat:xbc6diz2wfb4rpmeud53sast4i

The Spatial Cognitive Meaning of Across

Cui Huang
2021 English Language and Literature Studies  
Spatial relation is a basic existent relation in the objective world, and in English, prepositions are the important spatial terms to describe spatial relations people perceive.  ...  Using Langacker’s trajector-landmark theory from cognitive grammar, this paper attempts to analyze the cognitive process of the six main spatial meaning of English preposition across based on the  ...  Then, we can notice that the motion verbs stretch is used to describe the spatial relation between the static entities the web and the nature trail, which is a kind of special spatial motion event which  ... 
doi:10.5539/ells.v11n4p1 fatcat:ognzfmo4x5gcrc4p7lcx4buvwm
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