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Frameworks for understanding diagrams: enriching the debate

Fathulla, K. and Basden, A. (2007) Frameworks for understanding diagrams: enriching the debate. Applied Semiotics Journal. 8(19) 1204-6140.

Item Type: Article
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 particularly when responding to problems of accounting for the variety of diagrams, handling change in diagrams in a well formed way, and all of this in the context of semantically mixed diagrams. Existing frameworks (Peirce, Bertin, Engelhardt) for understanding diagrams are discussed and evaluated against these problems. These frameworks are then contrasted for similarities and differences with our proposal which is based on, SySpM, Symbolic and Spatial Mapping. Potential and contributions of the proposed framework are briefly mentioned.
Uncontrolled Keywords: SySpM: Symbolic, Spatial, Mapping. WF: Well-formedness
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P99 Semiotics. Signs and symbols
Creators: Fathulla, Kamaran and Basden, Andrew
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Information Systems and Business Computing (to 2010)
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > Business Systems & Operations
Date: 2007
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Semiotics Journal
Volume: 8
Number: 19
Language: English
ISSN: 1204-6140
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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