ICCS 2001 Workshop

CG Tool Information




ARCEdit (Actor-Relation-Concept Editor) is a special-purpose add-in for Microsoft's Powerpoint presentation program that facilitates the authoring of conceptual graph databases in graphical form. It allows the placing and linking of actor, relation, and concept nodes anywhere on a PowerPoint slide. It also allows nested context graphs, linking context in a graph on one slide to another slide. All graphs can be read and saved as either a Powerpoint presentation or in Conceptual Structures CGIF format.


Powerpoint2000. Tested under Windows 98/NT/2000.

Compliance with CGTools CGIF final graphs


Level 2. ARCEdit's CGIF parser can handle the most of the syntax as specified in Sections 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of the June 2001 version of the CG Standard.


Level 2. ARCEdit's current CGIF parser does little more than syntactic processing. Semantically, it creates a separate slide for each graph and allows coreference jumping between them. It does not do any semantic processing on knowledge bases with hierarchies as specified in Section 7.3 of the June 2001 version of the CG Standard.


  • arcedit/ARCEdit tutorial script.
  • arcedit/ARCEditHelp.chm (built-in help files).
  • ARCEdit.pdf, the ICCS 2001 CGTools Workshop paper.

Author Information

Heather D. Pfeiffer, hdp@cs.nmsu.edu, http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~hdp/
Roger T. Hartley, rth@cs.nmsu.edu, http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~rth/