Pictorial Narratives and Temporal Refinement

Tim Fernando


Refinements are proposed to the default reading of two successive
pictures p,p' as p and then p'.
The refinements are based on the Aristotelian dictum,
no time without change,
and the principle of inertia,
no change without force,
guided by the adage,
a picture's worth a thousand words.
Words describing pictures are formalized as predicates,
some stative and some non-stative (expressing forces),
and interpreted (in either case) over strings qua models,
subject to finite-state projections supporting variable granularity.
A form of string iconicity is explored, with an eye to more
transparent representations.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/salt.v29i0.4596

Copyright (c) 2019 Tim Fernando