Modeling and Management of UML Diagrams based on Relational Database

S.-D. Lee and H.-C. Park (Korea)


UML, Relational Database, Diagrams Management,Modeling


The UML defines a language and graphical diagrams for creating models of systems. Several tools have been developed to support the modeling and management of UML diagrams. However, there may be some difficulties of diagram-retrieval and co-work among users, because the diagrams are stored in files. To cope with the difficulties, this paper proposes a database-supported methodology to model and manage the diagrams. In this methodology, the constituents of class diagram, use case diagram, and activity diagram are transformed in the form of relational tables. They can be stored in a database, and then retrieved from the database by using database queries. This database methodology provides the concurrent sharing and high reuse of diagrams.

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