Unified Modeling Language (UML): Visual Development

Authored by: Thomas C. Jepsen

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
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This entry describes and summarizes the development of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) with emphasis on the visual aspects of UML modeling. It provides an overview of the entities and diagrams that comprise the static and dynamic views of models in UML. It explains the relationship of UML to Model-Driven Architecture (MDA), and illustrates how the UML profile for the Web Ontology Language (OWL) may be used to represent ontology relationships.

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