<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7405</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Carrington,D.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Colpoys,L.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>McGill,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Purchase,H.C.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2002</YEAR><TITLE>Experimenting with Layout and Notation in UML Diagrams</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering vol. II</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>IEEE</PUBLISHER><PAGES>9-10</PAGES><LABEL>Carrington:2002:7405</LABEL><ABSTRACT>This paper summarises an empirical research project that is investigating the impact of UML diagram notation and layout characteristics. The goal is to improve the effectiveness of these diagrams by identifying factors that assist human comprehension.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>