- Técnica administrativa Journal
- January 2011
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- In this article we perform a comparison between two approaches to the modeling of the hierarchical structure of the real world: on the one hand, generic and whole-part relationships in a descriptors thesaurus; on the other hand, generalization and aggregation relationships in UML. Trying to shorten the distance between them leads to a new metamodel of relationships that can reflect better the mental habits of modelers when dealing with hierarchical trees.