New metaphors for a visual query language

  title={New metaphors for a visual query language},
  author={Bruno B{\'e}li{\`e}res and Claude Tr{\'e}pied},
  booktitle={DEXA Workshop},
Metaphors have been proved useful in ,fhcilitating learning and using an operating system or various other tools. The purpose of this paper is to show through the VISTA(*) query language, the benefits of using metaphors in the field of database quer,ying by end users. Within VISTA, metaphors help in visualizing concepts of the object-oriented semantic data model and in .facilitating the expression of operations known to be dincult. The user is placed in a room and querying consists of direct… CONTINUE READING