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Expression of document structure in automatic layout
Author(s): Steven Harrington; Rhys Price Jones; J. Fernando Naveda; Nishant Thakkar
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Paper Abstract

With the dynamic generation of documents and their presentation on various output devices, it is valuable to automatically adjust their layout and style. Measures for layout desirability have typically focused on document aesthetics (making the document look good). But other values are also important. This paper explores measures for the effectiveness with which style and layout convey the document's logical structure. This primarily contributes to the document's ease of use. The measures described are the group identity, separability and distinguishablity of elements. These measures are defined as combinations of simpler, properties that are practical to calculate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6076, Digital Publishing, 607607 (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.640609
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Harrington, Xerox Corp. (United States)
Rhys Price Jones, George Washington Univ. (United States)
J. Fernando Naveda, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Nishant Thakkar, IBM Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6076:
Digital Publishing
Jan P. Allebach; Hui Chao, Editor(s)

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