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   Diagrammatics:
The art of thinking with diagrams
by Zenon Kulpa

Diagrammatics, or diagrammatic representation and reasoning, concerns the use of diagrams in information processing and communication by humans and computers. Diagrammatic representation uses diagrams to represent data and knowledge, and diagrammatic reasoning uses direct manipulation and inspection of a diagram as the primary means of inference. Diagrams are a visual kind of analogical (or direct) knowledge representation mechanism that is characterized by a parallel (though not necessarily isomorphic) correspondence between the structure of the representation and the structure of the represented. For more details, see e.g. Diagrams - an excellent introduction to main issues of the field in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

My current work in this area concerns mostly

I have served as a Co-chair of the 1st European Workshop on "Diagrammatics & Design" (D&D 2002). The Special Issue of the Machine GRAPHICS & VISION journal (Vol. 12, No. 1) containing selected papers from the Workshop has been published as well.

Further references:

Some older, but hopefully still useful material:

See also:

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