Automatic construction of user interfaces from constraint multiset grammars

Sitt Sen Chok, Kim Marriott

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Abstract

We describe tools which automatically generate a sophisticated user interface from a constraint multiset grammar specification of a visual language. The user interface allows the user to construct diagrams in the visual language from primitive tokens such as text, lines, rectangles, or circles. These tokens are incrementally parsed into sub-diagrams. During parsing, automatic error correction removes geometric errors, providing feedback about what has been recognized. The user may add or delete tokens and may manipulate components of the diagram. During manipulation, the user interface takes account of the semantics of the diagram, preserving the geometric relationships dictated by the visual language. Our research has particular application to user interfaces for pen-based computers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 11th IEEE International Symposium on Visual Languages
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages242-249
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
EventIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages 1995 - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 5 Sep 19959 Sep 1995
Conference number: 11th

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages 1995
CountryGermany
CityDarmstadt
Period5/09/959/09/95

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Chok, S. S., & Marriott, K. (1995). Automatic construction of user interfaces from constraint multiset grammars. In Proceedings 11th IEEE International Symposium on Visual Languages (pp. 242-249). IEEE Computer Society.