The efficacy of non-verbal Images in Multimedia.
Author: Stephen. H. Bean.
This paper notes the importance of a semiotic approach to Image interaction in Multimedia and regards it as a process of human communication. However we wish to set out a possible research methodology for the categorisation and publication of Images that are pictorially coherent, in Multimedia1. Visual representations produce meaning just as words produce meaning. However meaning is not always inherent in a representation or object, but may brought into it by the viewer. In the majority of representations therefor meaning is not fixed but the result of a dialog between the dynamic and complex interplay of knowledge production by the viewer and the information retrieval transfer tasks of Multimedia. Texts, in the broadest sense of the word help Images that are pictorially incoherent and ambiguous to be read, but they may take longer to comprehend, unlike those Images, to quote Susan Sonntag, that are "freed from the tyranny of text". In their recent ACM paper Gershon and Page contend that "Images are susceptible to uncertainties and might require some declarative statements to clear them up." Whilst it is true that many images do fall into this category it is certainly not true for all Images.
Key words: non-verbal Images.
© S.H.Bean (paper submitted) WITASI`02. 1st IFIP Workshop on Internet Technologies, Applications, and Societal Impact . Institute of Control and Systems Engineering Wroclaw University of Technology.Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
© S.H.Bean (poster) ICMI'02
THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC INFORMATICS, 10-13 May 2001, Bucharest , ROMANIA
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