Comparing Visual and Textual Languages

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Author(s)Holt CM
Publication type Report
Series TitleDepartment of Computing Science Technical Report Series
Year1995
Legacy Date1995
Report Number536
Pages7
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As visual languages become more popular, it becomes more important to have a formal framework for reasoning about their syntax, semantics, and the relationship between them. This paper is concerned with outlining a possible approach. It begins by looking at textual languages from a geometric point of view, and goes on to suggest how this may be generalized so as to be useful in understanding visual (especially dataflow-style) languages.
InstitutionDepartment of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Place PublishedNewcastle upon Tyne
URLhttp://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/publications/trs/papers/536.pdf
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