A Graphic Language for Describing and Manipulating Two-Dimensional Patterns
In this paper CADEP, a problem-oriented language for positioning geometric patterns in a two-dimensional space, is presented.
Although the language has been specifically designed for automatic generation of integrated circuit masks, it turns out to be well suited also for other placement problems as architecture design, urban planning, logical and block diagram representation.
The design criteria, the structure and the specific features of CADEP are illustrated.
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