-- [CHWP Submissions]
Eye-ConTact: Towards a New Design for Text-Analysis Tools
King's College London
CHWP A.4, publ. February 1998. © Editors of CHWP 1998.
[Abstract / Résumé]
text-analysis software, TACT, visual programming
Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.
(Jean Cocteau )
1. Limitations of TACT
1.1 It cannot be extended.
2. The Eye-ConTact design philosophy
1.2 It is difficult to record one's
1.3 It is difficult to share one's
2.1 It is a visual programming
3. How Eye-ConTact deals with TACT's limitations
2.2 It has a modular architecture.
2.3 Any component can be replaced.
2.4 It may be slower than simple
3.1 Any module can be replaced,
as can the framework.
3.2 Visual maps record and show the logic
of one's exploration.
3.3 Alternative frameworks allow
one to share results.