UML Retrieval and Reuse using XMI

J. Llorens, J.M. Fuentes, and J. Morato (Spain)


Software reuse, XML, UML, XMI parser, CASE tools, Knowledge Management tools


UML is a modeling language used to represent all kinds of information models. XMI has become a normal way to interchange UML models among information experts. In this paper a retrieval framework allowing experts to retrieve XMI information is proposed. Using this framework it is possible to enhance high level information documents (system models, designs, requirements, etc. ) true retrieval. The XMI retrieval framework is structured in two main sections, the XMI indexing process and the XMI retrieval. In order to retrieve UML models, two query types are proposed: inclusion and similarity. Both options are described in this paper.

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