An 00 visual language definition approach supporting multiple views

Akehurst, David 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. (doi: (Full text available)

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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.

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2009 12:45 UTC
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