In: Nielsen, M.; Simpson, D.: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 1825: 21st International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets (ICATPN 2000), Aarhus, Denmark, June 2000, pages 24-38. Springer-Verlag, 2000.
Abstract: The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is the de facto industrial standard of an object-oriented modeling language. It consists of several sublanguages which are suited to model structural and behavioral aspects of a software system. The UML was developed as a general-purpose language together with intrinsic features to extend the UML towards problem domain-specific profiles. The paper illustrates the language features of the UML and its adaptation mechanisms. As a conclusion, we show that the UML or an appropriate, to be defined core UML, respectively, may serve as a universal base of an object-oriented modeling language. But this core has to be adapted according to problem domain-specific requirements to yield an expressive and intuitive modeling language for a certain problem domain.
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