A measure of aesthetics that has been used in automated layout is described. The approach combines heuristic measures of attributes that degrade the aesthetic quality. The combination is nonlinear so that one bad aesthetic feature can harm the overall score. Example heuristic measures are described for the features of alignment, regularity, separation, balance, white-space fraction, white-space free flow, proportion, uniformity and page security.
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Software Engineering (GCCIS)
Harrington, Steven; Naveda, Fernando; Jonesq, Rhys Price; and Roetling, Paul, "Aesthetic measures for automated document layout" (2004). Accessed from
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