TCD: A text-based UML class diagram notation and its model converters

Hironori Washizaki, Masayoshi Akimoto, Atsushi Hasebe, Atsuto Kubo, Yoshiaki Fukazawa

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Abstract

Among several diagrams defined in UML, the class diagram is particularly useful through entire software development process, from early domain analysis stages to later maintenance stages. However conventional UML environments are often inappropriate for collaborative modeling in physically remote locations, such as exchanging models on a public mailing list via email. To overcome this issue, we propose a new diagram notation, called "TCD" (Text-based uml Class Diagram), for describing UML class diagrams using ASCII text. Since text files can be easily created, modified and exchanged in anywhere by any computing platforms, TCD facilitates the collaborative modeling with a number of unspecified people. Moreover, we implemented model converters for converting in both directions between UML class diagrams described in the XMI form and those in the TCD form. By using the converters, the reusability of models can be significantly improved because many of UML modeling tools support the XMI for importing and exporting modeling data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Software Engineering - International Conference, ASEA 2010, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2010, Proceedings
Pages296-302
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event2010 International Conference on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2010 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2010 Dec 132010 Dec 15

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume117 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference2010 International Conference on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2010
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period10/12/1310/12/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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