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MDA and OWL 1.1 (Clarification on traceability of OWL 1.1 constructs to use cases and requirements)

From: Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:54:05 -0400
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Just wanted to clarify the point about linking OWL 1.1 to use cases and
requirements. I think I was not able to express my thoughts clearly on the

To start off, I think there is agreement to build traceability between
use cases/requirements and OWL 1.1 constructs. Also, agree with Alan, that this
will be useful in the context of education and a user guide.

However, this might be applicable in another context. There is a trend towards
MDA (Model Driven Architecture) and I would presume that folks on this list
would be aware of this. The goal it to "structure specifications as models" (per

So, say that we want to integrate OWL 1.1 with MDA and we would like to see
which of the OWL 1.1 constructs are useful and support representation of various
specifications as models. In this context, the traceability matrix would
identify a link between the various specifications and OWL 1.1 constructs? So
this is a possible integration with the software design and engineering process
over and above their use for education and user guide.

Wondering if this is a use case which is in scope for this activity?
I believe Elisa Kendall/Evan Wallace have looked at this issue in detail.

Look forward to feedback on this issue?



Vipul Kashyap, Ph.D.
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