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Publication Citation: Rendering UML Activity Diagrams as Human-Readable Text

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Author(s): David W. Flater; Philippe A. Martin; Michelle L. Crane;
Title: Rendering UML Activity Diagrams as Human-Readable Text
Published: July 13, 2009
Abstract: We describe a modification of the Petri Net Linear Form notation to support the rendering of Unified Modeling Language (UML) Activity Diagrams as human-readable text. This new notation, called the Activity Diagram Linear Form, allows UML Activity Diagrams to be expressed in an alternate form with the superior accessibility, compatibility, and simplicity of use of a plain text representation. For some applications, these benefits greatly outweigh the aesthetical and pedagogical advantages of a visual representation.
Conference: 2009 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering
Pages: pp. 207 - 213
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: July 13-16, 2009
Keywords: activity, diagram, language, modelling, software
Research Areas: Conformance Testing
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