On Location: Points About Regions

TitleOn Location: Points About Regions
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsLadkin, P., & Crow J. S.
Other Numbers593

In this paper we formalize Whitehead's construction for inducing point structures from region structures using a primitive relation of connection on regions [Whi79]. Our concern is to formulate a spatiotemporal analogue to the construction of temporal periods/points from events, and is reminiscent of the temporal constructions of Kamp [Kam79] and van Benthem [vBen83]. We compare our interpretation of Whitehead with the Kamp/van Benthem/Russell constructions and find some unresolved issues of interdefinability. Our goal is an apposite formulation of spatiotemporal locations as suggested for Situation Theory by Barwise and Perry [BP83].

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-90-029

Abbreviated Authors

P. B. Ladkin and J. S. Crow

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report