Incidental Courses on Formal Esthetics, Algorithmic Art, Perception and Visualization       IAAA     Remko Scha   

Formal Perspectives on Visual Representation

Mehdi Dastani, Yuri Engelhardt and Remko Scha

Guest Speakers: Jos de Bruin, Jan Rekers, Susan Üsküdarli,
Karel van der Waarde, Dejuan Wang, Henk Zeevat.

Research Seminar at the University of Amsterdam, Department of Computational Linguistics, Spring 1996.


I. The Visual Presentation of Information.

Barbara Tversky: "Cognitive origins of graphic productions." In: F.T. Marchese (ed.): Understanding Images. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1995.

Karel van der Waarde: "A history of visual presentation." Ms., University of Amsterdam, Department of Computational Linguistics,

Michael Twyman: "A schema for the study of graphic language." In: P.A. Kolers, M.E. Wrolstad and H. Bouman (eds.): Processing of Visible Language, Volume 1, pp. 117–150. New York: Plenum Press, 1979.

Marian Petre: "Why looking isn't always seeing: Readership skills and graphic programming." Communications of the ACM, Vol. 38, No. 6 (June 1995).

Joseph Marks and Ehud Reiter: "Avoiding unwanted implicatures in text and graphics." In: Thomas Dietterich and William Swartout (eds.): Proceedings of the Eight National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Boston, 1990, pp. 450–456. AAAI / MIT Press.

Rens Bod and Remko Scha: "Deriving optimal network diagrams by means of structural information theory." In: Rens Bod, Mehdi Dastani, Hub Prüst, Remko Scha and Henk Zeevat (eds.): HCI from a Discourse Perspective. ESPRIT report (Basic Research Action P6296). Human Communication Research Centre, Edinburgh University, 1993.

Jock Mackinlay: "Automating the design of graphical presentations of relational information." ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 5 (1986), No. 2.

II. Visual (Programming) Languages and Visual Reasoning.

Zenon Kulpa: "Diagrammatic representation and reasoning." Proceedings GKPO '94, Spala, Poland, May 16–20, 1994.

Peter A. van der Helm: "The dynamics of Prägnanz." Psychological Research 56 (1994), pp. 224–236.

S. Üsküdarli and T. Dinesh: "Towards a visual programming environment generator for algebraic specifications."

Jan Rekers: "A definition of the graphical syntax of basic message sequence charts." Ms., Leiden University, The Netherlands, 1996.

J. Rekers and A. Schürr: "A graph grammar approach to graphical parsing." Proceedings IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages (VL'95), Darmstadt, Germany, 1995, pp. 195–202.

Dejuan Wang, John Lee and Henk Zeevat: "Reasoning with diagrammatic representations."