Two visualizations of OCL: a comparison

FISH, ANDREW, HOWSE, JOHN, Taentzer, Gabriele and Winkelmann, Jessica (2005) Two visualizations of OCL: a comparison University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.

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Abstract

We compare two visualizations of OCL, VisualOCL and Constraint Diagrams, and establish some of their benefits and weaknesses. These two notations were designed to fit in to the diagrammatic modelling paradigm. We introduce a simple case study, with constraints written in both natural language and OCL, and visualize these constraints using VisualOCL and Constraint Diagrams. Using a set of criteria which is based on cognitive, syntactic and semantic questions, we compare the notations, with reference to the sample constraints.

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Additional Information:© 2005 University of Brighton. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Visual Formalisms; Constraint Languages; Diagrammatic Representations.
Subjects:G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Visual Modelling
ID Code:3270
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:24 Nov 2007
Last Modified:08 Aug 2013 09:27

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