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Rendering UML Activity Diagrams as Human-Readable Text

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Author(s)

David W. Flater, Philippe A. Martin, Michelle L. Crane

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.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering
Conference Dates
July 13-16, 2009
Conference Location
Las Vegas, NV
Conference Title
2009 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering

Keywords

activity, diagram, language, modelling, software

Citation

Flater, D. , Martin, P. and Crane, M. (2009), Rendering UML Activity Diagrams as Human-Readable Text, Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=902120 (Accessed June 23, 2024)

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Created July 13, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017