Accession Number : ADA318745

Title :   Figurative Properties of Visual-Graphical Signifiers in Tactical Planning Over a Map,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Boudreau, Ginette

PDF Url : ADA318745

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This study aims to elucidate the figurative relations between spatial significants, such as geographical objects, and the visual-graphical (hand) signifiers that commanders use to designate or generate these significants on a map during a tactical planning task. Specifically, the objective is to specify whether visual-graphical signifiers have a physical property, such as a geometrical form, that reproduces a corresponding property of their significants. This study is part of a broader project aimed at speifying the symbolic (lexical, semantic, and figurative) properties of graphical actions in multimodal dialogues over a map during tactical planning. Knowledge of these properties will be used in the design of multimodal interfaces aimed at recognising and interpreting such graphical actions. The design of multimodal interfaces is in turn part of the development of digitized land forces.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *GEOGRAPHY, *VISUAL AIDS, *INTELLIGENCE(HUMANS), *VIDEO MAPPING, DECISION MAKING, INTERFACES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PLANNING, GRAPHICS, MULTIMODE, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Geography
      Computer Programming and Software
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE