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What is a diagram?

Fathulla, K. and Basden, A. (2007) What is a diagram? In: Banissi, E. (ed.) 11th [IEEE] International Conference Information Visualization : IV 2007. Los Alamitos, California, USA: IEEE Computer Society. 0769529003. pp. 951-956.

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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
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T58.5 Information technology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P99 Semiotics. Signs and symbols
Creators: Fathulla, Kamaran and Basden, Andrew
Editors: Banissi, Ebad
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
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: July 2007
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 951-956
Title of Book: 11th [IEEE] International Conference Information Visualization : IV 2007
Event Title: 11th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV07)
Event Dates: 4-6 July 2007
Place of Publication: Los Alamitos, California, USA
Event Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
ISBN: 0769529003
DOI: (abstract only)
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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