Diagrammatic Representation and Reasoning: Some Distinctions

B. Chandrasekaran

When I coedited the book, "Diagrammatic Reasoning," I often puzzled over the fact that rather different sorts of things were dubbed diagrammatic reasoning by different authors. I then spent sometime trying to categorize the different types of use of diagram.~ and the different tasks that they served. This short article is the result of that study. The distinctions I make here apply not simply to so-called diagrammatic reasoning, but the larger set of activities that have been called spatial and visual reasoning.


This page is copyrighted by AAAI. All rights reserved. Your use of this site constitutes acceptance of all of AAAI's terms and conditions and privacy policy.