Title: Generating various kolam patterns using new kolam picture grammar

Authors: Ramya Govindaraj; Anand Mahendran

Addresses: School of Information Technology and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore-Tamil Nadu, India ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore-Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Kolam is an artistic creation. It is a ubiquitous art form predominant in South India, while also seen in a few places in northern India and South East Asia. Kolam holds a rich tradition of cultural and medicinal significance. Kolams are generated using kolam grammar. This paper consists of set of rules which is used for manipulating kolam patterns under defined rules using axiom. It is enclosed under defined alphabets used for creating kolam patterns. We can generate many kolams with n number of pullis (dots) with finite number of rules.

Keywords: formal theory; picture languages; kolam pattern; kolam grammar; kolam picture language.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2018.093384

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2018 Vol.8 No.2, pp.209 - 220

Received: 01 Jun 2017
Accepted: 03 Jul 2017

Published online: 25 Jul 2018 *

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