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GN-DTD: Graphical notation for describing XML documents

Zainol, Zurinahni; Wang, Bing


Zurinahni Zainol


This paper presents a graphical approach to model XML documents based on a Data Type Documentation called Graphical Notations-Data Type Documentation (GN-DTD). GN-DTD allows us to capture syntax and semantic of XML documents in a simple way but precise. Using various notations, the important features of XML documents such as elements, attributes, relationship, hierarchical structure, cardinality, sequence and disjunction between elements or attribute are visualize clearly at the schema level. We believe, by having GN-DTD as tool, helps the user to arrange the content of XML documents in order to give a better undertanding of DTD structures, to improve XML design and normalization process. In this paper we presented also the transformation rules to convert from GN-DTD to DTD.


Zainol, Z., & Wang, B. (2010). GN-DTD: Graphical notation for describing XML documents. .

Conference Name 2nd International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications, DBKDA 2010
Start Date Apr 11, 2010
End Date Apr 16, 2010
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2011
Publication Date Jul 16, 2010
Pages 214-221
ISBN 9781424460816
Keywords XML model; XML design; XML schema
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