Text Graphs: Accurate Concept Mapping with Well-Defined Meaning

Nuutila, Esko and Törmä, Seppo (2004) Text Graphs: Accurate Concept Mapping with Well-Defined Meaning. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the First Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, pp. 477-486. ISBN 84-9769-064-8

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Text graphs are special kind of concept maps that can be used in domains where accuracy and well-defined meaning are important. This sort of accuracy is often needed in technical domains like computer science, or whenever a detailed understanding of some complex structural constructions or causal interactions is required. Like traditional concept maps, text graphs are based on few primitive constructs and are thus easy to learn. Unlike traditional concept maps, text graphs allow accurate representation of non-binary relations and relational concepts as well as general propositional information. A text graph can be automatically translated to a set of natural language sentences that people can naturally attach a meaning. The set of sentences is called the text expansion of the graph. The propositional meaning of a text graph – i.e., what the graph asserts about the relationships of concepts - is the same as the meaning of its text expansion. To make text graphs a practical and usable notation, we have developed a text graph editing tool TGE.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2004
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 21:47
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2012 07:10

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