Towards OntoUML for Software Engineering: Transformation of Kinds and Subkinds into Relational Databases

Zdeněk Rybola1 and Robert Pergl1

  1. Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague
    Thakurova 9, 16000 Praha 6
    {zdenek.rybola, robert.pergl}@fit.cvut.cz

Abstract

OntoUML is an ontologically well-founded conceptual modelling language that distinguishes various types of classifiers and relations providing precise meaning to the modelled entities. While Model-Driven Development is a wellestablished approach, OntoUML has been overlooked so far as a conceptual modelling language for the PIM of application data. This paper is an extension of the paper presented at MDASD 2016, where we outlined the transformation of Rigid Sortal Types – Kinds and Subkinds. In this paper, we discuss the details of various variants of the transformation of these types and the rigid generalization sets. The result of our effort is a complete method for preserving high-level ontological constraints during the transformations, specifically special multiplicities and generalization set meta-properties in a relational database using views, CHECK constraints and triggers.

Key words

OntoUML, UML, transformation, relational database, Kind, Subkind, generalization set

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS170109035R

Publication information

Volume 14, Issue 3 (September 2017)
Advances in Information Technology, Distributed and Model Driven Systems
Year of Publication: 2017
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Rybola, Z., Pergl, R.: Towards OntoUML for Software Engineering: Transformation of Kinds and Subkinds into Relational Databases. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 14, No. 3, 913–937. (2017)