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A Visual Interface For Querying a CASE Repository

Hui Liu  

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Visual Query Interface   Graphical Query Representation   Query Formulation   Querying the CASE Repository  

 Abstract

In this paper we propose a visual user interface for formulating Boolean queries over a CASE repository. The work is motivated by the successful adoption of the visual query paradigm in the conventional database area. With its graphical query representation system, such a query system could ease the useres tasks of formulating database queries when compared with linear textual query representations. In this paper, we describe the adopted human-computer interaction techniques in this visual query interface. Specifically, we illustrate those features that seek to solve "CASE-specific" query tasks, or that are distinct from other visual query systems. We show how with this query interface the user can easily formulate arbitrary Boolean queries over a CASE repository.

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