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    Using a Molecular Metaphor to Facilitate Comprehension of 3D Object Diagrams

    Malloy, Brian A. and Power, James F. (2005) Using a Molecular Metaphor to Facilitate Comprehension of 3D Object Diagrams. In: 2005 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. IEEE, pp. 233-240. ISBN 0769524435

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    This paper presents a strategy for the visualization of dynamic object relationships in Java programs. The metaphor of a chemical molecule is used to aid comprehension, and to help in reducing the size of the object graph. Our strategy has been implemented by dynamically instrumenting Java bytecode to collect trace data, which is then analyzed and visualized in 3D using VRML. Quantitative and graphical results are presented, based on an analysis of programs in the SPEC JVM98 and JOlden benchmark suites.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the article published at DOI: 10.1109/VLHCC.2005.66
    Keywords: Java; Molecular Metaphor; 3D Object Diagrams; SPEC JVM98; VRML;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 6410
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    Depositing User: Dr. James Power
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 16:02
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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