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Assessing Data Interoperability ofUML Modeling Tools

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2007
Abstract/Description:
In the globalization software development environments, where the development activities are distributed geographically and temporally, it is increasingly important for the Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools to maintain the information (both syntactic and semantic) captured in the design models. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is the de facto standard for modeling software applications and UML diagrams serve as graphical documentations of the software system. The interoperability of UML modeling tools is important in supporting the models exchange, and further support design reuse. Tool interoperability is often implemented using XML Metadata Interchange (XMI). Unfortunately, there is a loss of fidelity of the design documentation when transforming between UML and XMI due to the compatibility of different versions of UML, XMI and add-on proprietary information, which hinder reuse. This thesis evaluates the interoperability of UML modeling tools by assessing the quality of XMI documents representing the design. Case studies in this thesis demonstrate a framework of preserving the fidelity of UML model 's data when importing and exporting different UML models in a distributed heterogeneous environment.
Title: Assessing Data Interoperability ofUML Modeling Tools.
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Name(s): Gohel, Vaishali P.
Huang, Shihong, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2007
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 104 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In the globalization software development environments, where the development activities are distributed geographically and temporally, it is increasingly important for the Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools to maintain the information (both syntactic and semantic) captured in the design models. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is the de facto standard for modeling software applications and UML diagrams serve as graphical documentations of the software system. The interoperability of UML modeling tools is important in supporting the models exchange, and further support design reuse. Tool interoperability is often implemented using XML Metadata Interchange (XMI). Unfortunately, there is a loss of fidelity of the design documentation when transforming between UML and XMI due to the compatibility of different versions of UML, XMI and add-on proprietary information, which hinder reuse. This thesis evaluates the interoperability of UML modeling tools by assessing the quality of XMI documents representing the design. Case studies in this thesis demonstrate a framework of preserving the fidelity of UML model 's data when importing and exporting different UML models in a distributed heterogeneous environment.
Identifier: FA00012519 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Subject(s): UML (Computer science)
Computer software--Development
Software engineering
Computer-aided design
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