Unified Modeling Language (UML)

Authored by: James Rumbaugh

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

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

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ESE-120044214

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Abstract

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a widely used modeling language for abstracting and representing discrete systems, particularly object-oriented software systems. It includes concepts and notation for describing various aspects of a system at many possible levels of detail. UML models are usually viewed in the form of different diagram types, such as class diagrams, use case diagrams, sequence diagrams, state machine diagrams, and activity diagrams, each of which emphasizes a different aspect of a system.

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