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Beyond emojis: an insight into the IKON language
Laura Meloni | Phimolporn Hitmeangsong | Bernhard Appelhaus | Edgar Walthert | Cesco Reale
Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media

This paper presents a new iconic language, the IKON language, and its philosophical, linguistic, and graphical principles. We examine some case studies to highlight the semantic complexity of the visual representation of meanings. We also introduce the Iconometer test to validate our icons and their application to the medical domain, through the creation of iconic sentences.