Modelling generalization and other class-to-parent relationships.

Tratt, Laurence and Clark, Tony and Evans, Andy (2002) Modelling generalization and other class-to-parent relationships. Technical Report. Kings College.

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Abstract

The UML contains the concepts of generalization and realization between two modelling elements intending to match the OO concepts of subclassing and type conformance. With particular focus on the concept of generalization we show that: by choosing a single (non-precisely de ned)
semantics, these concepts are too narrowly de ned to model real-world variations; they are incapable of expressing the more advanced functionality implicit in their theoretical counterparts. We present the outline of
a solution to these problems whereby, in order to support variability and generality of these concepts, we create a series of templates which can be combined to create modelling languages with the appropriate semantic.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments Research Group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group
Item ID: 5926
Depositing User: Dr Laurence Tratt
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 09:07
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 17:08
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/5926

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