Accession Number : ADA296735
Title : Knowledge-Based Automatic Graph Layout.
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Aug 94-Mar 95,
Corporate Author : COGENTEX INC ITHACA NY
Personal Author(s) : Reiter, Ehud
PDF Url : ADA296735
Report Date : JUN 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 47
Abstract : This report describes the initial investigation of the applications of ideas and techniques, drawn from Natural Language Generation (NLG) experience, that can improve the quality and usefulness of diagrams produced by automatic graph layout systems. Section 1 of the report gives information on automatic graph layout and NLG, summarizes the investigation and its findings, and illustrates how some specific diagrams can by improved by the identified techniques. Section 2 summarizes the state-of-the-art. Sections 3 through 8 discuss sublanguages, pragmatics, document planning, user and task tailoring, psychological knowledge, and consistency issues. Section 9 speculates about possible document creation using "integrated multimodal Theory," and Section 10 contains conclusions. (KAR) P. 3
Descriptors : *GRAPHS, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, *NATURAL LANGUAGE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, THEORY, MULTIMODE, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, AUTOMATIC.
Subject Categories : Linguistics
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE