The encoding of semantics plays an important role in the area of visualization, particularly in legal visualization. Legal visualizations are characterized by representations that are rich in semantics in order to facilitate the understanding of legal situations. It is thus interesting to investigate the concrete process of encoding semantics for the purpose of providing IT support. By taking a polysyntactic view of this encoding process, individual factors for the definition of semantics can be identified. The approach is illustrated by using an example from the area of business informatics.
See also the accompanying publication:
Fill, Hans-Georg (2010): A Polysyntactic View on the Encoding of Semantics in Legal Visualizations, in: Schweighofer, E., Geist, A., Staufer, I. (2010): Globale Sicherheit und proaktiver Staat - Die Rolle der Rechtsinformatik, email@example.com, Volume 259, 587-590.
And the powerpoint presentation: http://homepage.dke.univie.ac.at/fill/papers/Presentation_Fill_IRIS2010.pdf