A Semantic and Language-Based Model of Landscape Scenes

  • Jean-Marie Le Yaouanc
  • Éric Saux
  • Christophe Claramunt
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5232)


The modelling of landscape environment is a cognitive activity, that still requires novel kinds of spatial representations. This paper introduces a structural categorisation of a landscape view based on panoramic photographs that act a substitute of a given natural environment. Verbal descriptions of a landscape scene provide the modelling input of our approach. The structural-based representation identifies the spatial, relational and semantic constructs that emerge from these descriptions. A landscape view is modelled according to the structure of its language description. Concepts in the environment are qualified according to an ontological classification, their proximity to the observer, and the relations that qualify them. The resulting model is schematised by a music score-based representation that constitutes a modelling support for the study of environmental descriptions.


Landscape perception spatial cognition verbal descriptions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Le Yaouanc
    • 1
  • Éric Saux
    • 1
  • Christophe Claramunt
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Academy Research InstituteBrest NavalFrance

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