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Automatic placement of link labels in diagrams


Reinhard, T; Glinz, M (2010). Automatic placement of link labels in diagrams. In: ICSE 2010 Workshop on Flexible Modeling Tools (FlexiTools 2010), Cape Town, South Africa, 2 May 2010 - 2 May 2010.

Abstract

While diagrams play a central role in the software lifecycle,
computer-based modeling tools are often not used in practice.
At least to some extent, this is due to their lack of

exibility and support of recurring and tedious \model administration"
tasks. Such tasks, like the rearrangement of
existing model elements to provide the space required by a
new element or the manual adjustment of lines after moving
an element, distract the user from the actual modeling
activities.
In this paper, we present an approach to relieve the modeler
from the painful manual placement of the labels accompanying
the links in a diagram by handing this task over to
the modeling tool. Additionally, we give a short overview
over other modeling activities that come along with the creation
and manipulation of a diagram but should be handled
by the tool and not the user.

Abstract

While diagrams play a central role in the software lifecycle,
computer-based modeling tools are often not used in practice.
At least to some extent, this is due to their lack of

exibility and support of recurring and tedious \model administration"
tasks. Such tasks, like the rearrangement of
existing model elements to provide the space required by a
new element or the manual adjustment of lines after moving
an element, distract the user from the actual modeling
activities.
In this paper, we present an approach to relieve the modeler
from the painful manual placement of the labels accompanying
the links in a diagram by handing this task over to
the modeling tool. Additionally, we give a short overview
over other modeling activities that come along with the creation
and manipulation of a diagram but should be handled
by the tool and not the user.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Event End Date:2 May 2010
Deposited On:11 Feb 2011 17:42
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:38
Other Identification Number:1610

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