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Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space
Physical space has unique properties which form the basis of fundamental capabilities of cognitive systems. This paper explores some cognitive aspects of perception and knowledge representation and explains why spatial knowledge is of particular interest for cognitive science. It is suggested that Ôspatial inference enginesÕ provide the basis for rather general cognitive capabilities inside and outside the spatial domain. The role of abstraction in spatial reasoning and the advantages ofdoi:10.1007/978-94-011-2606-9_20 fatcat:r62d5wlfd5ecjocckqrujpnvx4