Forma, Vol. 17 (No. 3), pp. 239-251, 2002
Original Paper

Statistical Correlation between Quantificational Indices and Preference Judgements of Structural Landscapes

Humihiko Gotou1*, Yukari Sakuragi2 and Tetsuo Iwakuma3

1Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University, Tegata-gakuen-mati, 1-1, Akita 010-8502, Japan
2Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku 113-8656, Japan
3Department of Civil Engineering, Tohoku University, Aza, Aoba 06, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579, Japan
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(Received October 21, 2002; Accepted November 15, 2002)

Keywords: Quantification of Landscape, Scenic Beauty, Preference Judgement

Abstract. We proposed objective quantificational indices for a relation between contour lines of a structure and its background in line drawings utilizing wavelet and spectral analyses. We carried out multiple regression analyses for each preference judgement point given by a questionnaire survey as a criterion variable using the quantificational indices as explanatory variables. Considering results of these multiple regression analyses we discuss a possibility to explain one's preference for landscapes in terms of the objective quantificational indices.

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