Accession Number:

ADA318745

Title:

Figurative Properties of Visual-Graphical Signifiers in Tactical Planning Over a Map,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This study aims to elucidate the figurative relations between spatial significants, such as geographical objects, and the visual-graphical hand signifiers that commanders use to designate or generate these significants on a map during a tactical planning task. Specifically, the objective is to specify whether visual-graphical signifiers have a physical property, such as a geometrical form, that reproduces a corresponding property of their significants. This study is part of a broader project aimed at speifying the symbolic lexical, semantic, and figurative properties of graphical actions in multimodal dialogues over a map during tactical planning. Knowledge of these properties will be used in the design of multimodal interfaces aimed at recognising and interpreting such graphical actions. The design of multimodal interfaces is in turn part of the development of digitized land forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Geography
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE