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Interpreting imprecise diagrams

Smith, Neil; Thomas, Pete and Waugh, Kevin (2004). Interpreting imprecise diagrams. In: Diagrams 2004: 3rd International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams, 22-24 Mar 2004, Cambridge, UK.

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Abstract

Imprecise diagrams occur in many situations. We propose a five-stage architecture for interpreting such diagrams, and have implemented this approach in an automatic grading tool for answers to examination questions. The approach is based on identifying (possibly malformed) minimal meaningful units and interpreting them to yield a meaningful result. Early indications are that the tool's performance is similar to human markers.

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: Traditionally, the diagram-interpretation community has looked at either human interpretation of imprecise diagrams, or the machine interpretation of formal, mathematically-based diagrams. This paper was the first description of attempts to interpret diagrams that are known to be imprecise in some manner. Diagrams is a multi-disciplinary international conference. It is the world-leading conference in the area of diagrammatic reasoning research. All submissions were anonymously peer-reviewed. 15% of papers were accepted.
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 4701
Depositing User: Neil Smith
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 21:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4701
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