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Processing of Visible Language

Processing of Visible Language

by Paul A. Kolers


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468410709
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Series: Nato Conference Series , #13
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1980
Pages: 616
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Principles of writing systems within the frame of visual communication (Tutorial paper).- English shorthand systems and abbreviatory conventions: A psychological perspective.- Remarks on ancient Egyptian writing with emphasis on its mnemonic aspects.- The Korean writing system: An alphabet? a syllabary? a logography?.- A structure for nontextual communications (Tutorial paper).- The syntax of pictorial instructions.- Making newspaper graphs fit to print.- Some problems of illustration.- Islamic calligraphy: Meaning and symbol.- Usability: The criterion for designing written information (Tutorial paper).- Wholistic models of feature analysis in word recognition: A critical examination.- Developmental trends in the perception of textual cohesion.- Structuring an internal representation of text: A basis of literacy.- Graphic aspects of complex texts: Typography as macro-punctuation.- Pictures and the real thing (Tutorial paper).- The influence of texture gradients on relief interpretation from isopleth maps.- The acquisition and processing of cartographic information: Some preliminary experimentation.- Graph reading abilities of thirteen-year-olds.- Interpreting directions from graphic displays: Spatial frames of reference.- The presentation of text and graphics (Tutorial paper).- Spacing of characters on a television display.- Optimal segmentation for sentences displayed on a video screen.- Text enhancement and structuring in computer conferencing.- Towards an electronic journal.- Human performance in computer aided writing and documentation.- Human-computer interactive systems: A state-of-the-art review (Tutorial paper).- Simultaneous speech transcription and TV captions for the deaf.- Pictorial recognition and teaching the blind to draw.- Telidon Videotex and user-related issues.- Human factors and VDT design.- Theory of representation: Three questions (Tutorial paper).- Textual literacy: An outline sketch of psychological research on reading and writing.- Anaphoric relations, comprehension and readability.- Communicating with computers.- Towards a model for picture and word processing.- The basic test of the graph: A matrix theory of graph construction and cartography.- Name index.

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