Visual Languages and Applications

by Kang Zhang

Visual Languages and Applications is a comprehensive introduction to diagrammatical visual languages. This book covers the underlying theory of graph grammars to the applications in various domains. Visual Languages and Applications provides an in-depth treatment of visual language generation and wide coverage of successful, as well as potential applications. Pointers to related topics and further readings are also provided.


  • Springer US; June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780387682570
  • Read online, or download in DRM-free PDF (digitally watermarked) format
  • Title: Visual Languages and Applications
  • Author: Kang Zhang
  • Imprint: Springer

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"The book presents a survey of diagrammatic visual programming languages (VPLs), and a portfolio of case studies illustrating the theoretical work. … This book presents through survey of the author’s approach to diagrammatic visual programming languages, augmented by a comprehensive set of case studies of the approach in practice. It will serve as a thorough introduction to this work … ." (Simon Thompson, Computing Reviews, December, 2007)