Visual languages are ubiquitous in human cultures and range from informal sketches to rigorous technical diagrams such as electronic circuit designs. This book provides a broad-ranging survey of our current understanding of visual languages and their theoretical foundations, focusing on the definition, specification, and structural analysis of visual languages by grammars, logic, and algebraic methods.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of Contents
1 Introduction.- 2 A Survey of Visual Language Specification and Recognition.- 3 Visual Language Theory: Towards a Human Computer Interaction Perspective.- 4 The CCMG Visual Language Hierarchy.- 5 Positional Grammars: A Formalism for LR-Like Parsing of Visual Languages.- 6 Relational Grammars: Theory and Practice in a Visual Language Interface for Process Modeling.- 7 Relation Grammars: A Formalism for Syntactic and Semantic Analysis of Visual Languages.- 8 How to Represent a Visual Specification.- 9 A Fully Formalized Theory for Describing Visual Notations.- 10 On the Isomorphism, or Lack of It, of Representations.- 11 A Syntax-Directed Approach to Picture Semantics.- 12 Input and Output for Specified Visual Languages.- 13 Specification of Visual Languages as Means for Interaction.