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A language for treating geometric patterns in a two-dimensional space

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 the automatic generation of integrated circuit masks, it turns out to be well suited also for such 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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