A data mapping specification environment using a concrete business form-based metaphor

Yongqiang Li, J. Grundy, R. Amor, J. Hosking

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Abstract

Many systems require data transformation - the conversion of complex data from one format to another. Most current approaches require programming, scripting or use abstract visual specifications and are targeted to programmers, not business analysts or other end users. We describe a data transformation specification tool that uses a concrete visual metaphor based on the concept of copying data from one business form to another. We describe the visualisation of complex business data in a form that matches the cognitive needs of non-programmer business analysts and the specification of data transformations using our form copying metaphor. A prototype environment is described along with a cognitive dimensions evaluation of our end user visual language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 2002 Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments, HCC 2002
Pages158-166
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Symposium on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments 2002 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 Sep 20026 Sep 2002
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8108/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 2002 Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments, HCC 2002

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments 2002
Abbreviated titleHCC 2002
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period3/09/026/09/02
OtherA previous title of "IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing (VL/HCC)" between 2001-2003.
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Keywords

  • business to business E-commerce
  • data integration
  • data transformation
  • end user computing
  • form-based data visualisation

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