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Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 184103, 10 pages
Research Article

Aware Computing in Spatial Language Understanding Guided by Cognitively Inspired Knowledge Representation

Department of System Management, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan

Received 23 January 2012; Accepted 29 March 2012

Academic Editor: Keitaro Naruse

Copyright © 2012 Masao Yokota. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mental image directed semantic theory (MIDST) has proposed an omnisensory mental image model and its description language . This language is designed to represent and compute human intuitive knowledge of space and can provide multimedia expressions with intermediate semantic descriptions in predicate logic. It is hypothesized that such knowledge and semantic descriptions are controlled by human attention toward the world and therefore subjective to each human individual. This paper describes expression of human subjective knowledge of space and its application to aware computing in cross-media operation between linguistic and pictorial expressions as spatial language understanding.