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Semiotic software-the study of signs

Semiotics is defined as the study of signs. In a world of increasingly visual signs, it is essential to interpret these signs so that we may perform the valuable semiotic function of 'denaturalising' signs. Within this context, Liochron (VIT-L), an artificial semiotic language system, has been developed to be used for modelling of visual movements in the most innovative way.
Semiotic software-the study of signs
Liochron (VIT-L) is the novel software tool destined for depicting visual movement. It serves to describe abstract, imaginary and real visual movements of various subjects, including people, animals, plants and objects in the most flexible way. Since it does not use the traditional technical means, the process is not affected by the number of the objects or the speed and direction they are travelling at. It can also be used for direct modelling through digital ensured electronic-technical cameras.

Unlike traditional visual modelling technologies used, this innovation does not rely on conventional means such as images, drawings or video frames. Nor does Liochron (VIT-L) uses textual description or further colouring or shadowing processes.

It is done through the use of Liochronogrammes, a new creation consisting of a basic structural unit that is an alternative to the description with text and picture. The key means of expression used are forty signs and seven segment nets of sign receivers-emitter along with appropriate liochronical syntax.

Trials have already been carried out with the 'Liochrono' device and five versions of the software. Preliminary work has also been carried out on the development of the 'Liochronical camera', which is an alternative to digital cameras. This semiotic software can be used in areas of art, multimedia, designs, film and computer animation, among others. It could also be used as a basis for new artificial languages.
Record Number: 81389 / Last updated on: 2005-09-18
Domain: IT, Telecommunications