“Automatic synthesis of graphical object descriptions” by Friedell

  • ©Mark Friedell

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    Automatic synthesis of graphical object descriptions

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    A technique is presented for automatically synthesizing graphical object descriptions from high-level specifications. The technique includes mechanisms for describing, selecting, and combining primitive elements of object descriptions. Underlying these mechanisms are a referential framework for describing information used in the construction of object descriptions and a computational model of the object-synthesis process. This technique has been implemented in two prototype systems to synthesize object descriptions in near-real time. One system creates graphical displays of information that resides in a conventional database. The other system is a computer graphicist’s tool for creating backgrounds of complex, three-dimensional scenes.

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    1. Brachman, R. J. “The Evolution of a Structural Paradigm for Representing Knowledge.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard University.
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    3. Friedell, Mark, Barnett, Jane, and Kramlich, David. “Context-Sensitive Graphic Presentation of Information.” SIGGRAPH ’82 Proceedings. Also published as Computer Graphics, 16, 3(July, 1982).
    4. Gnanamgari, Sakunthala. Information Presentation through Default Displays. Ph.D. dissertation and technical report 81-05-02, Computer and Information Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104.
    5. Vignelli, M. Grids: Their meaning and use for federal designers. Stock no. 036-000-00038-4, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
    6. Zdybel, Frank; Greenfeld, Norton R.; Yonke, Martin D.; and Gibbons, Jeff. “An Information Presentation System.” Proceedings of IJCAI ’81.


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