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Comparing Visual and Textual Languages

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Christopher Holt



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.

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Author(s): Holt CM

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1995

Pages: 7

Print publication date: 01/01/1995

Source Publication Date: 1995

Report Number: 536

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne