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11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07)
What is a diagram?
Zurich, Switzerland
July 04-July 06
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
Kamaran Fathulla, University of Northampton, UK
Andrew Basden, University of Salford, UK
This paper responds to renewed interest in the centuries old question of what is a diagram. Existing status of our understanding of diagrams is seen as unsatisfactory and confusing. This paper responds to this by proposing a framework for understanding diagrams based on Symbolic and Spatial Mapping. The framework deals with some complex problems any useful definition of diagrams has to deal with. These problems are the variety of diagrams, meaningful dynamics of diagramming, handling change in diagrams in a well formed way, and all of this in the context of semantically mixed diagrams. A brief description of the framework is given discussing how it addresses the problems.
Citation:
Kamaran Fathulla, Andrew Basden, "What is a diagram?," iv, pp.951-956, 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07), 2007
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