Semantics through Pictures

Kent, S. and Hamie, A. and Howse, J. and Civello, F. and Mitchell, R. (1997) Semantics through Pictures. In: Proceedings of the Workshops on Object-Oriented Technology. LNCS, 1357. Springer Verlag pp. 182-187. ISBN 3-540-64039-8 . (Full text available)

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Abstract

A diagrammatic approach to the semantics of OO modelling notations is proposed. This is based on an innovative and expressive notation dubbed ''constraint diagrams'', which can be used to precisely characterise a range of sophisticated, static constraints on OO models. Other notations, such as those found in UML, can be viewed as projections of constraint diagrams. Work on using constraint diagrams at the core of a 3D modelling notation is also briefly described as a means of similarly providing the semantics of diagrams imposing constraints on dynamic behaviour.

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: 01 Aug 2009 17:36
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 03:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21446 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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