An Object-Oriented Approach to Managing Fuzziness in Spatially Explicit Models Coupled to a Geographic Database

An Object-Oriented Approach to Managing Fuzziness in Spatially Explicit Models Coupled to a Geographic Database

Vincent B. Robinson (University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada) and Phil A. Graniero (Universitiy of Windsor, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-384-5.ch009
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Abstract

This chapter uses a spatially explicit, individual-based ecological modeling problem to illustrate an approach to managing fuzziness in spatial databases that accommodates the use of nonfuzzy as well as fuzzy representations of geographic databases. The approach taken here uses the Extensible Component Objects for Constructing Observable Simulation Models (ECO-COSM) system loosely coupled with geographic information systems. ECO-COSM Probe objects flexibly express the contents of a spatial database within the context of an individualized fuzzy schema. It affords the ability to transform traditional nonfuzzy spatial data into fuzzy sets that capture the uncertainty inherent in the data and model’s semantic structure. The ecological modeling problem was used to illustrate how combining Probes and ProbeWrappers with Agent objects affords a flexible means of handling semantic variation and is an effective approach to utilizing heterogeneous sources of spatial data.

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Acknowledgments
Zongmin Ma
Chapter 1
Guy de Tre, Rita de Caluwe
The objective of this chapter is to define a fuzzy object-oriented formal database model that allows us to model and manipulate information in a... Sample PDF
A Constraint Based Fuzzy Object Oriented Database Model
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Chapter 2
Tru Hoang Cao, Hoa Nguyen
Database systems have evolved from relational databases to those integrating different modeling and computing paradigms, in particular, object... Sample PDF
Fuzzy and Probabilistic Object Bases
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Chapter 3
Rafal Angryk, Roy Ladner, Frederick E. Petry
In this chapter, we consider the application of generalization-based data mining to fuzzy similarity-based object-oriented databases (OODBs).... Sample PDF
Generalization Data Mining in Fuzzy Object-Oriented Databases
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Chapter 4
Jonathan Michael Rossiter, Tru Hoang Cao
We introduce a deductive probabilistic and fuzzy object-oriented database language, called FRIL++, which can deal with both probability and... Sample PDF
FRIL++ and Its Applications
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Chapter 5
Zongmin Ma
Computer applications in nontraditional areas have put requirements on conceptual data modeling. Some conceptual data models, being the tool of... Sample PDF
Fuzzy Information Modeling with the UML
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Fernando Berzal, Nicolás Marin, Olga Pons
Fuzzy object-oriented database models allow the representation, storage, and retrieval of complex imperfect information according to the... Sample PDF
A Framework to Build Fuzzy Object-Oriented Capabilities Over an Existing Database System
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Sven Helmer
This chapter gives an overview of indexing techniques suitable for fuzzy object-oriented databases (FOODBSs). First, typical query patterns used in... Sample PDF
Index Structures for Fuzzy Object-Oriented Database Systems
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Miguel Ángel Sicilia, Elena Garcia-Barriocanal, José A. Gutierrez
Previous research has resulted in generalizations of the capabilities of OODB models and query languages to cope with imprecise and uncertain... Sample PDF
Introducing Fuzziness in Existing Orthogonal Persistence Interfaces and Systems
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Chapter 9
Vincent B. Robinson, Phil A. Graniero
This chapter uses a spatially explicit, individual-based ecological modeling problem to illustrate an approach to managing fuzziness in spatial... Sample PDF
An Object-Oriented Approach to Managing Fuzziness in Spatially Explicit Models Coupled to a Geographic Database
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Haifeng Liu, Hans Arno Jacobsen
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Object-Oriented Publish/Subscribe for Modeling and Processing Imperfect Information
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