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 publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    Pages296-302
    Number of pages7
    Volume117 CCIS
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event2010 International Conference on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2010 - Jeju Island
    Duration: 2010 Dec 132010 Dec 15

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    Volume117 CCIS
    ISSN (Print)18650929

    Other

    Other2010 International Conference on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2010
    CityJeju Island
    Period10/12/1310/12/15

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    Washizaki, H., Akimoto, M., Hasebe, A., Kubo, A., & Fukazawa, Y. (2010). TCD: A text-based UML class diagram notation and its model converters. In Communications in Computer and Information Science (Vol. 117 CCIS, pp. 296-302). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 117 CCIS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17578-7_29