Akehurst, D.H. (2000) An 00 visual language definition approach supporting multiple views. In: IEEE International Symposium on Visual Languages, September 10 - 13th 2000, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The formal approach to visual language definition is to use graph grammars and/or graph transformation techniques. These techniques focus on specifying the syntax and manipulation rules of the concrete representation. This paper presents a constraint and object-oriented approach to defining visual languages that uses UML and OCL as a definition language. Visual language definitions specify a mapping between concrete and abstract models of possible visual sentences, which carl subsequently be used to determine if instances of each model "validly" express each other. This technique supports many:many mappings between concrete and abstract model instances, and supports the implementation of functionality that requires feedback from the abstract domain to the concrete.
|Item Type:||Conference or workshop item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts|
|Depositing User:||Suzanne Duffy|
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2009 12:45|
|Last Modified:||06 Sep 2011 01:56|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16043 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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