Enabling diagrammatic de-abstraction and modelling of engineering problems

Hale, P., Solomonides, T. and Beeson, I. (2009) Enabling diagrammatic de-abstraction and modelling of engineering problems. In: University of the West of England, Bristol, Graduate Conference, Bristol, UK, 15th June, 2009.

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Abstract

This paper discusses efforts to enable de-abstraction of engineering problems from a representation suitable for engineers to that suitable for computer models and code. The key question is to what extent diagrammatic representations of problems can be used in order to provide modelling solutions. To achieve this, a source tree is created, this is translated to computer code, then represented as a result tree. This enables engineers to visualise problems such as representation of a product data structure in a way familiar to them, and this also gives a visual and colour coded representation of equations. This visualisation is easier to navigate and understand than that which can be provided by spreadsheets, and more maintainable. This research could also be used for business modelling, process modelling, and workflow.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:modelling, user driven modelling, end user programming, diagrammatic programming, software engineering, user driven programming, semantic web, ontologies
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:15512
Deposited By: P. Hale
Deposited On:02 Aug 2011 11:46
Last Modified:16 Jul 2014 20:10

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