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Visual Language Theory : Ernst Schering Research Foundation - Kim Marriott

Visual Language Theory

Ernst Schering Research Foundation

By: Kim Marriott (Editor), Bernd Meyer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th June 1998
ISBN: 9780387983677
Number Of Pages: 381

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Visual languages are ubiquitous in human cultures and range from informal ambiguous sketches to rigorously defined technical diagrams such as electronic circuit designs or musical notation. They have become a key component of human-computer interaction with the advent of GUIs and sophisticated input devices. This book provides a broad-ranging survey of our current understanding of visual languages and their theoretical foundations. Its main focus is the definition, specification, and structural analysis of visual languages by grammars, logic, and algebraic methods and the use of these techniques in visual language implementation. Consequently, the researcher in formal language theory, HCI, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics will find this an invaluable guide to the current state of research in this field.

Introductionp. 1
A Survey of Visual Language Specification and Recognitionp. 5
Visual Language Theory: Towards a Human Computer Interaction Perspectivep. 87
The CCMG Visual Language Hierarchyp. 129
Positional Grammars: A Formalism for LR-Like Parsing of Visual Languagesp. 171
Relational Grammars: Theory and Practice in a Visual Language Interface for Process Modelingp. 193
Relation Grammars: A Formalism for Syntactic and Semantic Analysis of Visual Languagesp. 219
How to Represent a Visual Specificationp. 245
A Fully Formalized Theory for Describing Visual Notationsp. 261
On the Isomorphism, or Lack of It, of Representationsp. 293
A Syntax-Directed Approach to Picture Semanticsp. 307
Input and Output for Specified Visual Languagesp. 325
Specification of Visual Languages as Means for Interactionp. 353
Indexp. 377
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ISBN: 9780387983677
ISBN-10: 0387983678
Series: Ernst Schering Research Foundation
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 381
Published: 19th June 1998
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7