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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Nearness as context-dependent expression: an integrative review of modeling, measurement and contextual properties
Organization Unit
  • Marc Novel
  • Rolf Grüter
  • Harold Boley
  • Abraham Bernstein
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published electronically before print/final form (Epub ahead of print)
  • English
Journal Title Spatial Cognition & Computation
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 1387-5868
Volume 0
Number 0
Page Range 1 - 73
Date 2020
Abstract Text Nearness expressions such as "near"are context-dependent spatial relations and are subject to the context variability effect. Depending on the provided context, "near"has a different semantic extension. We perform a literature review to identify the effect of context on "near". To integrate the insights from different disciplines, we apply Turney's contextualization framework which distinguishes between two types of features: primary and contextual. Primary features are the qualitative and quantitative distance measures and contextual features are the context factors used to determine a threshold on the nearness measurements. Additionally, we identify the appropriate features for different spatial tasks discussed in the literature. By doing so, we seek to build a foundation for a context-dependent model for "near".
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Digital Object Identifier 10.1080/13875868.2020.1754832
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