Reference diagrams

James Toland

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This paper discusses a class of diagrams that are often referred to by both experts and novices in any given domain of activity. This type of diagram is given the term 'Reference Diagram'. The paper will outline a definition of what the term 'Reference Diagram' alludes to as well as outline the characteristics of such diagrams. A case study is then reported which highlights a particular domain of activity (Case-Based Reasoning) and provides example of the class of diagrams in question. Furthermore, it is suggested in this paper that such is the importance of Reference Diagrams that they should be collected in order to maintain ease of access. This can be done in much the same way as with a set of maps, a compilation of pictures, a dictionary or thesaurus of words or an anthology of literature, such as a set of academic papers and articles of a particular domain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-82
Number of pages9
JournalMachine Graphics and Vision International Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventReference Diagrams - Institute of Computer Science Polish Acadamy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
Duration: 1 Jan 20033 Sept 2016


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