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Visual Representations and Interpretations - Roy Paton

Visual Representations and Interpretations

By: Roy Paton (Editor), Irene Neilson (Editor)

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Published: 12th February 1999
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The value of multi-disciplinary research and the exchange of ideas and methods across traditional discipline boundaries are well recognised. Indeed, it could be justifiably argued that many of the advances in science and engineering take place because the ideas, methods and the tools of thought from one discipline become reĀ­ applied in others. Sadly, it is also the case that many subject areas develop specialised vocabularies and concepts and can consequently approach more general problems in fairly narrow, subject-specific ways. Consequently barriers develop between disciplines that prevent the free flow of ideas and the collaborations that on Visual Representations could often bring success. VRI'98, a workshop focused & Interpretations, was intended to break down such barriers. The workshop was held in the Foresight Conference Centre, which occupies part of the former Liverpool Royal Infirmary, a Grade 2 listed building, which has been recently restored. The building combines a majestic architecture with the latest in new conference facilities and technologies and thus provided a very suitable setting for a workshop aimed at bringing the Arts and the Sciences together. of the workshop was to promote inter-disciplinary awareness across The main aim a range of disciplines where visual representations and interpretations are exploited. Contributions to the workshop were therefore invited from researchers who are actively investigating visual representations and interpretations: - artists, architects, biologists, chemists, clinicians, cognitive scientists, computer scientists, educationalists, engineers, graphic designers, linguists, mathematicians, philosophers, physicists, psychologists and social scientists.

Introduction: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Visual Representations and Interpretationsp. 1
Realism and Representation: Pictures, Models and Theoriesp. 11
Words and Pictures - Goodman Revisitedp. 21
Mathematics and Knotsp. 32
A Visual, Computational Object Language for Mathematicsp. 43
A Visual Metaphor for Psychoanalytic Training and Supervisionp. 52
Geomentality: Reframing the Landscapep. 62
Graphically Representing Causal Sequences in Accident Scenarios: Just Some of the Issuesp. 76
Automated Interpretation of Visual Representations: Extracting Textual Information from WWW Imagesp. 88
Models and Type-Hierarchies: Cognitive Foundations of Iconic Thinkingp. 97
Defining Visual Representation as a Creative and Interactive Modalityp. 112
Theories and Models: the Interactive Viewp. 121
Visual Representations and Interpretations of Molecular Electronic Structure: The Survival and Re-Emergence of Valence Bond Theoryp. 131
The Language of Proteinsp. 139
Atomistic Vs. Continuous Representations in Molecular Biologyp. 146
NetWork: a Tool for Visualisation of Genetic Network Structure and Dynamicsp. 156
Signs and Representations: Semiotics for User Interface Designp. 163
Is the Trashcan Being Ironic? Analysing Direct Manipulation User Interfaces Using a Contemporary Theory of Metaphorp. 173
Visualisation of Data Landscapes for Collaborative Virtual Environmentsp. 180
Interpreting Computer-Based Fictional Characters, a Reader's Manifesto: Or Remarks in Favour of the Accommodating Textp. 186
The Boundaries of a Shape and the Shape of Boundariesp. 197
Breaking the Monotony: Using Randomisation Techniques in Computer-Aided Textile Designp. 203
Virtual World Representation Issues for Supporting Assembly and Maintainability Assessment Tasksp. 209
Toward Electronic Napkins and Beermats: Computer Support for Visual Ideation Skillsp. 220
Computational Support for Conceptual Sketching: Analysis and Interpretation of the Graphical Notation of Visual Representationsp. 226
Learning to See Architecturallyp. 232
Studying 'Holes' to Understand Visual Representationp. 247
Articulation of Spatial Information: 3D Shapesp. 253
Mental Image Reinterpretation in the Intersection of Conceptual and Visual Constraintsp. 263
Embodied Presence in Virtual Environmentsp. 269
A Taxonomy of Visual Metaphorsp. 279
Analysis of Representations in Model-Based Teaching and Learning in Sciencep. 289
From Gutenberg to Gates: the Creation of the Photographic Negative, the Consequent Evolution of a Visual Language, and its Impact on the Way Societies Represent and Read Their World(s)p. 295
Theatricality and Levels of Believability in Graphical Virtual Environmentsp. 306
Visual Representation and Taxonomyp. 313
Interpreting Wittgenstein's Graphicsp. 322
Visualising Complex Sequential and Parallel Programsp. 331
3D Software Visualisationp. 341
Visualisation of the OBJ Term Re-Writing Processp. 351
A Visual Representation of Mathematical Expressionsp. 357
Visualisation of an AI Solutionp. 367
A Model for Multimodal Representation and Inferencep. 375
Visualisation in Document Retrieval: An Example of the Integration of Software Ergonomics and an Aesthetic Quality in Designp. 387
Visualising Dynamic Browsing Patterns via Navigation Agentsp. 397
Author Indexp. 403
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ISBN: 9781852330828
ISBN-10: 1852330821
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: 12th February 1999
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.65  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.62