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