Constraint Diagrams: Visualizing Invariants in OO Modelling

Kent, Stuart (1997) Constraint Diagrams: Visualizing Invariants in OO Modelling. In: Proceedings of OOPSLA97. (Full text available)

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Abstract

A new visual notation is proposed for precisely expressing constraints on object-oriented models, as an alternative to mathematical logic notation used in methods such as Syntropy and Catalysis. The notation is potentially intuitive, expressive, integrates well with existing visual notations, and has a clear and unambiguous semantics. It is reminiscent of informal diagrams used by mathematicians for illustrating relations, and borrows much from Venn diagrams. It may be viewed as a generalization of instance diagrams.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2009 16:07
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2014 15:58
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21444 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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