Geospatial Abduction: Principles and Practice

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 20, 2011 - Computers - 168 pages
Imagine yourself as a military officer in a conflict zone trying to identify locations of weapons caches supporting road-side bomb attacks on your country’s troops. Or imagine yourself as a public health expert trying to identify the location of contaminated water that is causing diarrheal diseases in a local population. Geospatial abduction is a new technique introduced by the authors that allows such problems to be solved. Geospatial Abduction provides the mathematics underlying geospatial abduction and the algorithms to solve them in practice; it has wide applicability and can be used by practitioners and researchers in many different fields. Real-world applications of geospatial abduction to military problems are included. Compelling examples drawn from other domains as diverse as criminology, epidemiology and archaeology are covered as well. This book also includes access to a dedicated website on geospatial abduction hosted by University of Maryland. Geospatial Abduction targets practitioners working in general AI, game theory, linear programming, data mining, machine learning, and more. Those working in the fields of computer science, mathematics, geoinformation, geological and biological science will also find this book valuable.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Pointbased Geospatial Abduction
15
Chapter 3 RegionBased Geospatial Abduction
57
Chapter 4 Geospatial Abduction with Adaptive Adversaries
93
Chapter 5 Two RealWorld Geospatial Abduction Applications
147
Index
166
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