A Model-Driven Visualization System Based on DVDL
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Though model-driven engineering (MDE) methodology has made significant improvements in terms of efficiency and effectiveness in many areas of software development, the same cannot be said in the development of data visualization systems. With this challenge in mind, this paper introduces DVDL, a modular and hierarchical visualization description language that take advantage of the model-based design of MDE to describe visualization development at an abstract level. This paper also presents DVIZ, a visualization system based on DVDL. With a growing popularity and demand for data visualization technology, a number of visualization tools have emerged in recent years, though few would be considered as adaptable and scalable as DVIZ. Some of its key features include the ability for users to select data source, configure properties of visual elements, publish and share result. The system also supports real-time result generation and multi-visuals interaction. Lastly, since DVIZ is web-based, it supports distribution of result across various social media.
KeywordsVisualization system User interface description language Model-driven development methodology End user programming
This work was supported by the National Key Research Program of China under Grant No. 2016YFB1000600 and No. 2016YFB0501900, Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61402435 and No. 61572057.
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