Analysis of Abstract-Graphical Pictures

  • Christine Strothotte
  • Thomas Strothotte


We now turn to the more practical issue of making the information encoded in abstract-graphical pictures available to interactive systems. The problem is that while such pictures usually present information in a well-structured manner amenable to processing by machine, the vast majority of pictorial materials are stored only on paper, or, if within a computer, then in a data format (like bitmaps) that is difficult to access directly. This access is difficult because the structure must first be derived. While this is often trivial for a human reader, it can be hard to do with an algorithm. In this chapter, we develop a user-supported methodology to carry out this task.


Pictorial Material Dialogue System Blind User Presentational Part Human Reader 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine Strothotte
    • 1
  • Thomas Strothotte
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringOtto-von-Guericke University of MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer ScienceOtto-von-Guericke University of MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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