CogMap: a Visual Description Language for Spreadsheets

@article{Hendry1993CogMapAV,
  title={CogMap: a Visual Description Language for Spreadsheets},
  author={David G. Hendry and T. Green},
  journal={J. Vis. Lang. Comput.},
  year={1993},
  volume={4},
  pages={35-54}
}
  • David G. Hendry, T. Green
  • Published 1993
  • Computer Science
  • J. Vis. Lang. Comput.
  • Abstract Understanding a program is easier when the visual representation of the program provides a 'cognitive map' conveying information about the program's structure and function. Although spreadsheets have been justly praised for improving on the presentation of conventional languages, programmers have much 'metacodistic' knowledge about the program that cannot be expressed using the resources of a conventional spreadsheet. Rather than build a complex knowledge-based interface, we have… CONTINUE READING

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