A highly-customisable schema meta-visualisation system for object-oriented (O-O) database schemas - overview

  • M. A. Qutaishat
  • W. A. Gray
  • N. J. Fiddian
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 720)


Many researchers have addressed the problem of reverse-engineering a relational database schema to produce an Entity Relationship graphical representation of its structure. This paper describes the development of a schema meta-visualisation system for O-O database schemas, which processes a textual schema to generate a relevant graphical representation (view) of the schema. This system is designed to be highly customisable as it employs a common internal intermediate schema representation, generalised object meta-knowledge and flexible meta-translation techniques in the production of the graphical views. Thus it can produce a wide range of types of visualisation (graphical view) from the structural components and semantic contents of a wide range of types of textual O-O database schema.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Qutaishat
    • 2
    • 1
  • W. A. Gray
    • 1
  • N. J. Fiddian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing MathematicsUniversity of Wales College of CardiffUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of JordanAmmanJordan

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