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An OO visual language definition approach supporting multiple views
By: Akehurst, D.H.;
2000 / IEEE / 0-7695-0840-5
This item was taken from the IEEE Conference ' An OO visual language definition approach supporting multiple views ' 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. The 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 can 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.
Oo Visual Language Definition Approach
Graph Transformation Techniques
Object Oriented Approach
Abstract Model Instances
Object Oriented Modeling
Unified Modeling Language