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On the meanings of subsetting, specialization and redefinition in UML

Author
Costal, D.; Gomez, C.; Guizzardi, G.
Type of activity
Report
Date
2011-06-27
Code
ESSI-TR-11-1
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/12827 Open in new window
Abstract
UML 2 has improved the expressiveness of the language with respect to associations in several manners. A significant one has been the introduction of the association redefinition concept. Association subsetting and association specialization have been included in UML since its earliest versions and share some relevant features with association redefinition. These similarities among the three constructs make it frequently difficult, especially to novice users, to: decide which one of these concep...
Group of research
GESSI - Group of Software and Service Engineering
IMP - Information Modelling and Processing
inSSIDE - integrated Software, Service, Information and Data Engineering

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