Enhancing UML Models: A Domain Analysis Approach

Enhancing UML Models: A Domain Analysis Approach

Iris Reinhartz-Berger (University of Haifa, Israel) and Arnon Sturm (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-058-5.ch096
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UML has been largely adopted as a standard modeling language. The emergence of UML from different modeling languages that refer to various system aspects causes a wide variety of completeness and correctness problems in UML models. Several methods have been proposed for dealing with correctness issues, mainly providing internal consistency rules but ignoring correctness and completeness with respect to the system requirements and the domain constraints. In this article, we propose addressing both completeness and correctness problems of UML models by adopting a domain analysis approach called application-based domain modeling (ADOM). We present experimental results from our study which checks the quality of application models when utilizing ADOM on UML. The results advocate that the availability of the domain model helps achieve more complete models without reducing the comprehension of these models.

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