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2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation (2007)
Zurich, Switzerland
July 4, 2007 to July 6, 2007
ISSN: 1550-6037
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
pp: 951-956
Kamaran Fathulla , University of Northampton, UK
Andrew Basden , University of Salford, UK
ABSTRACT
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.
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CITATION
Kamaran Fathulla, Andrew Basden, "What is a diagram?", 2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation, vol. 00, no. , pp. 951-956, 2007, doi:10.1109/IV.2007.143
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