Cognitive Shape Processing
Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
Thomas Barkowsky, Sven Bertel, Christoph Hölscher, and Thomas F. Shipley, Cochairs
Real-world spatial problems typically deal with diverse types of spatial knowledge at the same time and involve complex objects with meaningful and specific shapes. Understanding mental processing of knowledge about shapes thus seems essential for understanding mental processing of spatial knowledge in real world scenarios. With the term cognitive shape processing we refer to all forms of knowledge processing involving shape information that are related to, inspired by, or derived from principles found in natural cognitive systems.
The goal of the symposium was to bring together researchers from artificial intelligence and cognitive science to promote the understanding — from a cognitive point of view — of how shape information can be acquired, represented, retrieved, (re-)constructed, and integrated with other types of spatial information.