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

Kleppe, Anneke and Warmer, Jos and Cook, Steve J. (1998) Formality: The Object Constraint Language and its Application in the UML Metamodel. In: Bezivin, Jean and Muller, Pierre-Alain, eds. The Unified Modeling Language. «UML»’98: Beyond the Notation First International Workshop. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 148-161. ISBN 978-3-540-66252-5. E-ISBN 978-3-540-48480-6. (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-48480-6_12) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-540-48480-6_12
Uncontrolled keywords: Class Diagram; Object Constraint Language; Outgoing Transition; Object Constraint; Context Object
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 23:35 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 15:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21567 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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