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Proceedings. 1997 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages (Cat. No.97TB100180)

23-26 Sept. 1997

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  • Proceedings. 1997 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages (Cat. No.97TB100180)

    Publication Year: 1997
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  • A hypertabular visualizer of query results

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):189 - 196
    Cited by:  Patents (14)
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    A visual database front-end for handling query result presentation and exploration is presented. The system is based on a formal interaction structure called a hypertable, and can be seamlessly integrated with any visual semantic query language adopting a data model that supports the notion of relationship cardinality. We aim at overcoming two kinds of problems in the interaction with tabular disp... View full abstract»

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  • From visual language specification to legal visual interaction

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):234 - 241
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    A crucial requirement of visual interaction is to prevent users from performing incorrect operations. This requires the computer environment to trap illegal users' actions. On the other hand, users should have enough freedom in their interaction, typically by not being forced to follow predefined sequences of operations, yet being able to develop their line of thought in solving their problems. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction To The Special Session On Visual Languages For Human-to-human Communication

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):354 - 355
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 451
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  • A Petri net-based visual language for specifying GUIs

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):50 - 57
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    We describe PUIST, a visual language for graphical interface specification and prototyping. PUIST uses a Petri net notation, with a declarative means of defining nets which have complex, yet regular interconnections. This significantly improves the understandability of large specifications, permitting PUIST to be used for complex interface component specification and prototyping View full abstract»

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  • A visual language for authorization modeling

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):110 - 118
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (10)
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    We present a visual language for the high level specification of authorization policies in automated environments. In order to accomplish the task, the visual language needs to provide an intuitive way to specify complex security concepts. We propose a visual language, using the Calendar-Form-Lock metaphor, to efficiently handle high level security policies and low level security details. Moreover... View full abstract»

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  • Toward formal definition of conception “adequacy in visualization”

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):46 - 47
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    In this paper a new approach to the problem of quality evaluation for a software visualization system is suggested. The following topics are discussed: the visual language of software visualization systems; significant units of the visual language; visual expressiveness of a visual language; visual informativeness; adequacy in visualization; and visual metaphor View full abstract»

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  • From queries to answers in visual logic programming

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):102 - 109
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    Previously (J. Puigsegur et al., 1996), we presented a visual declarative programming language based on two main graphical constructs: directed acyclic graphs representing predicate application and graphical set inclusion representing logical implication. We showed that with these simple visual constructs we can cover most of the representational demands of computational logic allowing a blend of ... View full abstract»

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  • Making distortions comprehensible

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):36 - 45
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    This paper discuses visual information representation from the perspective of human comprehension. The distortion viewing paradigm is an appropriate focus for this discussion as its motivation has always been to create more understandable displays. While these techniques are becoming increasingly popular for exploring images that are larger than the available screen space, in fact users sometimes ... View full abstract»

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  • HotDoc: a flexible framework for spatial composition

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):92 - 99
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (18)
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    Building environments that use visual techniques (visual environments) is still expensive in labour. We present an object oriented framework for compound documents, called HotDoc, that can be used for building visual environments rapidly. We give an example by describing a user interface for an extended spreadsheet environment called Simple. We focus on spatial composition control which is support... View full abstract»

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  • Keyboardless visual programming using voice, handwriting, and gesture

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):28 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (4)
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    Visual programming languages have facilitated the application development process, improving our ability to express programs, as well as our ability to view, edit and interact with them. Yet even in programming environments, productivity is restricted by the primary input sources: the mouse and the keyboard. As an alternative, we investigate a program development interface which responds to the mo... View full abstract»

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  • Satisfying the graphical requirements of visual languages in the DV-Centro Framework

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):84 - 91
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    The graphical requirements for implementing a visual language include defining the visual elements of the language, the rules for connecting them together, and the graphical relationships that must be maintained once they are connected. The solutions for these graphical requirements are intricate and inherently difficult to implement. The resulting implementations tend to be so specialized as to b... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia languages for teleaction objects

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):318 - 327
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    A teleaction object (TAO) is a multimedia object with associated hypergraph structure and knowledge structure. The user can create and modify the private knowledge of a TAO so that the TAO will react automatically to certain events. The hypergraph structure supports the effective presentation and efficient communication of multimedia information. TAOs are extremely valuable since they greatly impr... View full abstract»

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  • Visual focusing and transition techniques in a treeviewer for Web information access

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):20 - 27
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    We discuss the visual focusing and transition techniques embodied in a Bellcore Java applet called AMIT (Animated Multiscale Interactive Treeviewer), whose purpose is to improve Web information access. AMIT integrates fisheye tree browsing with search and filtering techniques. Multiple foci are selected by direct manipulation, content-based search, variable scoring functions, and what we call node... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting design patterns in a visual parallel data-flow programming environment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):76 - 83
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    We propose the notion of a visual design pattern (VDP), which is a visual abstraction representing design aspects in parallel data-flow programs. VDP serves as a flexible and high-level structure of reuse for visual parallel programming. We introduced the support for this notion into the visual parallel programming environment, KLIEG, allowing definition and use of patterns with a simple and easy ... View full abstract»

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  • Combining constraints and data-flow in a visual query language

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):125 - 126
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    We define a graph based visual query language for object databases, called QUIVER. Most graph based query languages proposed in the literature view queries either as constraint (pattern) graphs or as data flow graphs. QUIVER, however allows constraints and data flow to be combined in queries. This combination of constraints and data flow is motivated by the need to support comprehensive object mod... View full abstract»

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  • Animation of user algorithms on the Web

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):356 - 363
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    An algorithm animation environment called Jeliot is presented. Jeliot allows a Web user to visualize his/her own algorithms, written in Java, over the Internet. Jeliot is based on self-animation of data types: the user selects the data objects of the source code which he/she wants to visualize, and Jeliot produces the animation automatically View full abstract»

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  • Content-based retrieval of video data by the grammar of film

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):310 - 317
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (4)
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    Image/video data contains numerous information such as objects, image attributes (e.g., color, height, width) of objects, and various semantic contents. Provision of a scheme for the retrieval of video data content is still one of the unfulfilled issues. The authors propose a method of retrieving video data from films by way of specifying the semantic content of scenes. Related to the creation of ... View full abstract»

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  • 1997 Visual Programming Challenge summary

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):11 - 18
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    The objective of the Visual Programming Challenge (VPC) is to focus the various visual programming approaches, both research and commercial, on a specific problem as a means of providing a comparative analysis. The competition domain is a problem involving quasi-real-time control of a robotic vehicle. The control of these robotic vehicles is representative of programmable control problems that mig... View full abstract»

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  • Mr. Rogers Sustainable Neighborhood: a visual language case study for community education

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):387 - 392
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    Physical board games and the construction of physical models have been shown to be a valuable vehicle for education and communication, for use in the classroom as well as for issues of collaboration and conflict resolution. However, they are limited by their own physical nature. The use of a physical board game is limited to one location. Our research posed the question: can we bring the benefits ... View full abstract»

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  • Object-flow

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):418 - 419
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    The use of visual programming (VP) to assist either functional programming (FP) or object-oriented programming (OOP) has been extensively researched. However, the use of VP to assist the integration of FP and OOP has been largely neglected. The paper presents the key aspects of object-flow, a new visual notation that facilitates visual object-oriented functional programming (VOOFP) View full abstract»

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  • A declarative language for the design of structures

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):438 - 445
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    Designing and building computer software provides a model for a class of design processes aimed at producing such artifacts as building structures, mechanical or electronic devices, which have structure as well as associated behaviour. Although visual design tools for some domains have been in use for some time, visual programming languages are a relatively recent phenomenon. Because visual progra... View full abstract»

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  • Negotiations In Spatial Reasoning Applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):222 - 223
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  • Supporting reuse of evolving visual code

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):68 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    Although the idea of reusing code is very appealing, effective reuse has long been acknowledged as a problem. To help address the difficulties, many advocate strong management commitment to code reuse, leading to the treatment of code as an asset to be carefully managed in a well-organized repository. However, the advent of the Web may bring a change to this outlook encouraging informal, loosely-o... View full abstract»

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