A global environment analysis and visualization system with semantic computing for “multidimensional world map”

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Abstract

Humankind, the dominant species on Earth, faces the most essential and indispensable mission; we must endeavor on a global scale to perpetually restore and improve our natural and social environments. The essential computation in environmental study is context-dependent-differential computation to analyze the changes of various situations (temperature, color, CO2, places of livings, sea level, coral area, etc.). It is important to realize global environmental computing methodology for analyzing difference and diversity of nature and livings in a context dependent way with a large amount of information resources in terms of global environments. It is also significant to memorize those situations and compute environment change in various aspects and contexts, in order to discover what is happening in the nature of our planet. We have various (almost infinite) aspects and contexts in environmental changes in our planet, and it is essential to realize a new analyzer for computing differences in those situations for discovering actual aspects and contexts existing in the nature. We propose a new method for Differential Computing in our Multi-dimensional World map. We utilize a multi-dimensional computing model, the Mathematical Model of Meaning (MMM), and a multi-dimensional space filtering method with an adaptive axis adjustment mechanism to implement differential computing. Computing environmental changes in multi-aspects and contexts using differential computing, important factors that change natural environment are highlighted. We also present a method to analyze and visualize the highlighted factors using our Multi-dimensional World Map (5-Dimensional World Map) System. We also introduce the concept of “SPA (Sensing, Processing and Analytical Actuation Functions)” for realizing a global environmental system, to apply it to Multi-dimensional World Map (5-Dimensional World Map) System. This concept is effective and advantageous to design environmental systems with Physical-Cyber integration to detect environmental phenomena as real data resources in a physical-space (real space), map them to cyber-space to make analytical and semantic computing, and actuate the analytically computed results to the real space with visualization for expressing environmental phenomena, causalities and influences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalEngineering Journal
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Data mining
  • Global environmental analysis
  • Multimedia system
  • Semantic computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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