A Cosmology for a Different Computer Universe: Data Model, Mechanisms, Virtual Machine and Visualization Infrastructure. Nelson, T. H. Journal of Digital Information, March, 2006. ZSCC: NoCitationData[s0] Number: 1
A Cosmology for a Different Computer Universe: Data Model, Mechanisms, Virtual Machine and Visualization Infrastructure [link]Paper  abstract   bibtex   
The computing world is based on one principal system of conventions – the simulation of hierarchy and the simulation of paper. The article introduces an entirely different system of conventions for data and computing. zzstructure is a generalized representation for all data and a new set of mechanisms for all computing. The article provides a reference description of zzstructure and what we hope to build on it. From orthogonally connected data items (zzcells) and untyped connections (zzlinks), we build a cross-connected fabric of data (zzstructure) that is visualizable, interactive, and programmable. zzstructure does not have a canonical string representation, as is usual. It is essentially spatial. It is based on criss-crossed lists of cells which are assigned to dimensions. Along these dimensions the cells are viewable, traversible, and subject to operations. This leads to programming mechanisms built on this fabric; a virtual interactive machine (zzvim) built on these mechanisms; new visualization techniques built on the data fabric and mechanisms; and proposed new formats for the general representation of documents and arbitrary structure – perhaps less biased than XML.
@article{nelson_cosmology_2006,
	title = {A {Cosmology} for a {Different} {Computer} {Universe}: {Data} {Model}, {Mechanisms}, {Virtual} {Machine} and {Visualization} {Infrastructure}},
	volume = {5},
	copyright = {Copyright (c)},
	issn = {1368-7506},
	shorttitle = {A {Cosmology} for a {Different} {Computer} {Universe}},
	url = {https://journals.tdl.org/jodi/index.php/jodi/article/view/131},
	abstract = {The computing world is based on one principal system of conventions -- the simulation of hierarchy and the simulation of paper. The article introduces an entirely different system of conventions for data and computing.  zzstructure is a generalized representation for all data and a new set of mechanisms for all computing. The article provides a reference description of zzstructure and what we hope to build on it.

From orthogonally connected data items (zzcells) and untyped connections (zzlinks), we build a cross-connected fabric of data (zzstructure) that is visualizable, interactive, and programmable.

zzstructure does not have a canonical string representation, as is usual. It is essentially spatial. It is based on criss-crossed lists of cells which are assigned to dimensions. Along these dimensions the cells are viewable, traversible, and subject to operations.

This leads to programming mechanisms built on this fabric; a virtual interactive machine (zzvim) built on these mechanisms; new visualization techniques built on the data fabric and mechanisms; and proposed new formats for the general representation of documents and arbitrary structure -- perhaps less biased than XML.},
	language = {en},
	number = {1},
	urldate = {2020-06-06},
	journal = {Journal of Digital Information},
	author = {Nelson, Theodor Holm},
	month = mar,
	year = {2006},
	note = {ZSCC: NoCitationData[s0] 
Number: 1},
}
Downloads: 0