Visual Specification of Layout

Maier, Sonja and Mazanek, Steffen and Minas, Mark (2009) Visual Specification of Layout. In: Graph Drawing 16th International Symposium, GD 2008, September 21- 24, 2008, Heraklion, Crete, Greece , pp. 443-444 (Official URL:

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We give an overview of a drawing approach that combines the concepts constraint satisfaction, attribute evaluation and transformation. The approach is tailored to an editor for visual languages, which supports structured editing as well as free-hand editing. In this paper, we focus on the visual specification of such a layout algorithm. As a running example, deterministic finite automata are used.

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Additional Information:10.1007/978-3-642-00219-9_47
Classifications:D Aesthetics > D.001 General
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