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A hybrid GRASP heuristic to construct effective drawings of proportional symbol maps

Rafael G. Cano, Guilherme Kunigami, Cid C. de Souza, Pedro J. de Rezende
2013 Computers & Operations Research  
Proportional symbol map is a cartographic tool that employs symbols to represent data associated with specific locations.  ...  Each symbol is drawn at the location of an event and its size is proportional to the numerical data collected at that point on the map. The symbols considered here are opaque disks.  ...  Fig. 1 .Fig. 2 . 12 Proportional symbol maps showing the population of cities in the northeast region of Brazil.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cor.2012.09.007 fatcat:oa24q5wqgvdvraibsqnnxx7fgq

A novel handrail cueing system to prevent falls in older adults

C.Y. Scovil, P. Corbeil, T.A. Lee, S.M. McKay, A.L. Peters, B.E. Maki
2007 Gerontechnology  
Age-related deficits in visual attention may impair ability to use grasping reactions to recover balance by impeding the acquisition, processing and storage of required VSI.  ...  Instead, it appears that the CNS may continually monitor the environment and store salient VSI for use if and when a loss of balance occurs.  ...  Acknowledgments Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. The authors thank Dr.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2007.06.04.005.00 fatcat:hfsii2joebafjhx6jhebruhuoi

Processing Of Symbolic Music Notation Via Multimodal Performance Data: Brian Ferneyhough'S Lemma-Icon-Epigram For Solo Piano, Phase 1

Pavlos Antoniadis, Frédéric Bevilacqua
2016 Zenodo  
Our work is drawing from recent studies in the fields of gesture modeling and interaction.  ...  Future prospects include the probabilistic modeling of gesture-to-notation mappings, towards the design of interactive systems which learn along with the performer while cutting through textual complexity  ...  Return to the symbolic notation: Transcription of the MIDI piano-roll representation into a reduced proportional representation of pitch in space: fig.7 .  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.923997 fatcat:w2cxgnkob5f7nk5ndkgpcu2t4m

A Common Representation of Spatial Features Drives Action and Perception: Grasping and Judging Object Features within Trials

Jens H. Christiansen, Jeppe Christensen, Thor Grünbaum, Søren Kyllingsbæk, Krish Sathian
2014 PLoS ONE  
Spatial features of an object can be specified using two different response types: either by use of symbols or motorically by directly acting upon the object.  ...  Here we show that when motoric and symbolic responses are made within the same trial, the probability of making the same symbolic and motoric response is well above chance for both length and orientation  ...  type of stimulus feature (arbitrary because the experimenter could just as well have decided to use the reverse mapping).  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094744 pmid:24788941 pmcid:PMC4008498 fatcat:srsmwuh43fhajnsktgrgtab7gi

The Aztec Templo Mayor — A Visualization

Antonio Serrato-Combe
2003 International Journal of Architectural Computing  
As a case study, the paper presents the theoretical reconstruction of the Aztec Templo Mayor in Mexico (1).The presentation describes how a variety of digital approaches was used to grasp and appreciate  ...  In other words, our ability to explore, to interpret and to appropriately use digital tools needs to aspire to greater and more penetrating abilities to reconstruct the past.  ...  Opacity maps were generated to specify areas of opacity and transparency.These special maps were used to produce shadow effects in certain buildings and landscape elements.  ... 
doi:10.1260/147807703322987075 fatcat:3jhq4q655bg7dckimqmv7qlhaa

Interventions to Promote More Effective Balance-Recovery Reactions in Industrial Settings: New Perspectives on Footwear and Handrails

Brian E. MAKI, Stephen D. PERRY, Carol Y. SCOVIL, Amy L. PETERS, Sandra M. MCKAY, Tracy A. LEE, Philippe CORBEIL, Geoff R. FERNIE, William E. MCILROY
2008 Industrial Health  
Acknowledgements The new intervention studies described in this paper were supported by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.  ...  A. schematic drawing showing the use of inclined platforms (10-degree inclination) to simulate uneven terrain; B. schematic rendering of the SoleSensor insole used to facilitate cutaneous sensation; C.  ...  There are, in fact, certain generic symbols that most people tend to "overlearn" in the course of their daily lives, and there is strong evidence that the appearance of an overlearned symbol in the visual  ... 
doi:10.2486/indhealth.46.40 pmid:18270449 fatcat:6k7iodc57bch3fvgurmfs3u3qe

Map Making and Map Reading

Robert Marshall Brown
1904 Journal of geography (Houston)  
M A P DRAWING Before niap reading is perfected, a conception of the error of the maps in constant use is necessary.  ...  Writing on the maps should not be encouraged when the symbol is definite. The writing of "street" on the symbol for the same, "river" on its symbol, defeats the use of the sign language.  ...  Thus the slight irregularities in the curved coast line between A and B were observed and mapped. 2. 2.5 8.6 11.5 14.3 16 12.8 (rock) 26 25 19.9 (undercutting) 107 paces.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00221340408986020 fatcat:y7lxo7csnjfjdfgft7yh3w2nj4

Identification of Unmodeled Objects from Symbolic Descriptions [article]

Andrea Baisero, Stefan Otte, Peter Englert, Marc Toussaint
2017 arXiv   pre-print
of perception, object extraction, object identification and grasping.  ...  Human communication is primarily based on symbolic abstractions of object properties, rather than precise quantitative measures.  ...  However, unlike in Steels' work where the language symbols of each agent are learned and grounded independently, we focus on the problem of how to map a given set of uncertain symbols to the identity of  ... 
arXiv:1701.06450v1 fatcat:2jleb6nv7nfi3pkmx3ojcwipcm

A perceptual advantage for onomatopoeia in early word learning: Evidence from eye-tracking

Catherine E. Laing
2017 Journal of Experimental Child Psychology  
., 2015) , termed the 'sound symbolism bootstrapping hypothesis' by Imai and Kita (2014) .  ...  In a picture-mapping task, 10-and 11-month-old infants showed a processing advantage for onomatopoeia (e.g. woof woof) over their conventional counterparts (e.g. doggie).  ...  This research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, grant number ES/J500215/1, and was originally submitted as part of the author's doctoral thesis. References  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2017.03.017 pmid:28460299 fatcat:ko32fgckrvho3dtps3vu4rsq4a

Recognizing Object Affordances to Support Scene Reasoning for Manipulation Tasks [article]

Fu-Jen Chu, Ruinian Xu, Chao Tang, Patricio A. Vela
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Unfortunately, the top performing affordance recognition methods use object category priors to boost the accuracy of affordance detection and segmentation.  ...  Thus, integrating affordance-based reasoning into symbolic action plannning pipelines would enhance the flexibility of robot manipulation.  ...  In effect, the specificity of object priors limits generalizability.  ... 
arXiv:1909.05770v2 fatcat:qzinrh63srg2pdhfuu42liiqlm

Magnitude processing of symbolic and non-symbolic proportions: an fMRI study

Julia Mock, Stefan Huber, Johannes Bloechle, Julia F. Dietrich, Julia Bahnmueller, Johannes Rennig, Elise Klein, Korbinian Moeller
2018 Behavioral and Brain Functions  
As an indicator for magnitude-related processing of proportions, the distance effect was evaluated.  ...  Methods: We conducted an fMRI study using magnitude comparison tasks with symbolic and non-symbolic proportions, respectively.  ...  To allow for a better and easier-to-grasp conceptual understanding of proportionality aspects, symbolic fractions in particular are often presented and illustrated using non-symbolic pie charts and proportional  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12993-018-0141-z pmid:29747668 pmcid:PMC5944011 fatcat:zsgviiwzhjbu5cwoku4dismdly

Problems of Cartographic Design in Geographic Information Systems for Transportation

R. Gordon Kennedy
1999 Cartographic Perspectives  
Conventional cartographic treatment of route features is reviewed in the context of the mapping challenges introduced by GIS-T.  ...  Cartographic requirements are specified for mapping route-based data and basic design issues are identified.  ...  Line patterns might be varied in proportion to a data attribute, but is such a symbol effective? Could continuously varying hue be used to represent interval or ratio data on a line?  ... 
doi:10.14714/cp32.627 fatcat:xrjhxolrpndh3mxikyjv45qbvy

The Role of Tangible Interaction to Communicate Tacit Knowledge of Built Heritage

Eslam Nofal, Rabee Reffat, Vanessa Boschloos, Hendrik Hameeuw, Andrew Moere
2018 Heritage  
; (b) to take advantage of physical representation and grasping, such as conveying particular physical details and characteristics; and (c) to consider design aspects of embodiment, physical abstraction  ...  In this paper, we investigate how tangible interaction influences the communication of this tacit knowledge of built heritage, and howit affects the experience of visitors.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/heritage1020028 fatcat:hadhohoxwrbtnps2cirva6tz6y

Innovative Research on the Improvement of Visual Quality of Data Journalism in China: Visual Language and Interaction Design

Zhirui Chen, Wenchen Guo
2020 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
This paper presents the improvement routes of data mapping, symbolic expression, interaction level, and interactive narration.  ...  As the last node of data journalism creation, visual design plays a crucial role in the transmission of data information.  ...  Designers can make use of already wrapped functions to achieve effects easily.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1518/1/012030 fatcat:hllxpr5u3bb2zcxjhkyofzfmnm

Action Priority: Early Neurophysiological Interaction of Conceptual and Motor Representations

Dirk Koester, Thomas Schack, Ruth Filik
2016 PLoS ONE  
Thus, ERPs with their high temporal resolution can be used to investigate fast neurocognitive processes of language comprehension and grasp planning/execution.  ...  Grip type effects were obtained in response-locked analyses of the grasping ERPs (100-300 ms at left anterior electrodes).  ...  Note that the scale of the maps varies among figures to optimally present the distribution, not the size of the effect.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165882 pmid:27973539 pmcid:PMC5156427 fatcat:2iu44jsebjgfbperbganpjrq6q
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