Formality: The Object Constraint Language and its Application in the UML Metamodel

Kleppe, A. and Warmer, J. and Cook, S. (1998) Formality: The Object Constraint Language and its Application in the UML Metamodel. In: Bezivin, J. and Muller, P-A, eds. Selected papers from the First International Workshop on The Unified Modeling Language «UML»'98: Beyond the Notation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1618. Springer-Verlag pp. 148-161. ISBN 3-540-66252-9 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Within the field of object technology it is becoming recognised that constraints are a good way to produce more precise and formal specifications than with diagrams alone. Evidence of this is that UML incorporates a standard constraint language called OCL (Object Constraint Language). The availability of OCL will encourage UML users to add constraints to their UML models. This paper explains OCL and demonstrates its applicability. Probably the largest application of OCL to date was its use to define the metamodel of UML, and the experiences gained in this application are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 23:35
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2009 17:47
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21567 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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