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17 March 2017 Force-directed visualization for conceptual data models
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Proceedings Volume 10341, Ninth International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2016); 103412H (2017)
Event: Ninth International Conference on Machine Vision, 2016, Nice, France
Conceptual data models are increasingly stored in an eXtensible Markup Language (XML) format because of its portability between different systems and the ability of databases to use this format for storing data. However, when attempting to capture business or design needs, an organized graphical format is preferred in order to facilitate communication to receive as much input as possible from users and subject-matter experts. Existing methods of achieving this conversion suffer from problems of not being specific enough to capture all of the needs of conceptual data modeling and not being able to handle a large number of relationships between entities. This paper describes an implementation for a modeling solution to clearly illustrate conceptual data models stored in XML formats in well organized and structured diagrams. A force layout with several different parameters is applied to the diagram to create both compact and easily traversable relationships between entities.
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Andrew Battigaglia and Noah Sutter "Force-directed visualization for conceptual data models", Proc. SPIE 10341, Ninth International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2016), 103412H (17 March 2017);

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