OCL: Modularising the Language

Akehurst, David H. and Zschaler, S and Howells, Gareth (2008) OCL: Modularising the Language. In: Margaria, T and Padberg, J. and Taentzer, G., eds. Modelling Systems with OCL. Electronic Communications of the EASST, 9. Electronic Communications of the EASST, Berlin, Heidelberg pp. 176-181. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The Object Constraint Language (OCL) was originally designed as an ‘add-on’ to the Unified Modelling Language (UML) in order to facilitate writing textual constraints complementing the graphical specifications. Since its original standardisation many extensions have been added to the language and many more have been proposed. The original structure of the OCL definition has not been formed, however, with a view of extensibility. Still, OCL can be redesigned in such a manner that it becomes easy to extend the language. In this paper we present a modular redefinition of OCL and illustrate how it supports extension. This new approach to the design of OCL enables you to consistently extend or customise OCL to your own needs.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Object Constraint Language, Modular Language Redefinition, Language Extension
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2008 15:04
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 09:28
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6296 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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