Conceptual hierarchies in UML:comparing ISO 2788 standard with the UML metamodel = Las jerarquías conceptuales en UML: comparando la norma ISO 2788 con el metamodelo de UML Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2011

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 10

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 10

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1666-1680

abstract

  • 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.