In this project We are developing a visual language which can represent natural language by spatially composing icons. Visual layout will be used to indicate recursive relations and argument structure of sentences. Currently, we have created a program called "Doodle" which is a script-able drawing and animation environment coupled with a chat client. A parser converts ordinary sentences into a structured format which is then rendered as an image by Doodle. Icons and spatial formatting are created by a designer using the Doodle tool. This works as an application for cross-language communication, for literacy learning, and as a communication aid for individuals with communication disabilities.
Sheel Dhande, Deb Roy

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