The ontospace project is focussing in developing spatial ontologies to support human-machine interaction. I would be interested in their methodological approach for the production and refinement of the lexicon and rules of the ontology.
Spatial Cognition is concerned with the acquisition, organization, utilization and revision of knowledge about spatial environments, be it real or abstract, human or machine. Research issues range from the investigation of human spatial cognition to mobile robot navigation. The goal of the SFB/TR 8 is to investigate the cognitive foundations for human-centered spatial assistance systems.