Unified Pairwise Spatial Relations: An Application to Graphical Symbol Retrieval

  • K. C. Santosh
  • Laurent Wendling
  • Bart Lamiroy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6020)


In this paper, we present a novel unifying concept of pairwise spatial relations. We develop two way directional relations with respect to a unique point set, based on topology of the studied objects and thus avoids problems related to erroneous choices of reference objects while preserving symmetry. The method is robust to any type of image configuration since the directional relations are topologically guided. An automatic prototype graphical symbol retrieval is presented in order to establish its expressiveness.


Directional Relation Topological Relation Inductive Logic Programming Spatial Reasoning Minimum Bounding Rectangle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Santosh
    • 1
  • Laurent Wendling
    • 2
  • Bart Lamiroy
    • 3
  1. 1.INRIA Nancy-Grand Est 
  2. 2.Nancy Université Henri Poincaré 
  3. 3.Nancy Université LORIAVandoeuvre-lés-Nancy CedexFrance

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