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2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation (2002)
London, England
July 10, 2002 to July 12, 2002
ISSN: 1093-9547
ISBN: 0-7695-1656-4
pp: 10
Noritaka Osawa , National Institute of Multimedia Education
ABSTRACT
An auralization technique for representing inheritance relationships in an object-oriented programming language is proposed. The inheritance relationships are represented by inclusion relationships of sound passages, which are called sound glyphs. A prototype system using this technique can assign unique sound glyphs to all classes in Java 2 Standard Edition version 1.2.2 whose class library has more than 1,500 classes and constitutes a practical class hierarchy. Experiments with three types of sound glyphs were conducted, in which accuracy with one type of sound glyph of about 71% was obtained, a level more than twice that expected for random answers. This shows that sound glyphs can help one to recognize relationships among classes. Since a sound glyph is transient, we need to use not only the sound glyph but also textual representation in order to understand the meaning of a class. Sound glyphs can be used with visual representations because they have different modalities. The features of sound glyphs are discussed.
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CITATION
Noritaka Osawa, "Sound Glyphs Representing Inheritance Relationships", 2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation, vol. 00, no. , pp. 10, 2002, doi:10.1109/IV.2002.1028750
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