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RE: RDF annotation for UML models?

From: David Price <david.price@eurostep.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 10:43:52 +0100
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
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Question for Steve: Must the UML model fragments remain in UML? We've done
some work translating UML into OWL and then using the OWL representation of
the Dublin Core to annontate that. The UML to OWL translation is purely
structural though, no analysis to make the result useful for a reasoner, and
only a subset of Static Class Diagrams works
(see http://www.exff.org/docs/u2o_mapping.html ). It's a funny subset
because it's the same subset used in a UML to ISO EXPRESS mapping.

Comment on UML/RDFS: The in-work OMG standard for Ontology Definition
Metamodels includes a MOF model of RDFS, OWL and SCL ISO 24707. The UML to
OWL translator work mentioned above will track this standard once it's more
stable.

Cheers,
David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Kianoush Eshaghi
> Sent: 10 September 2004 08:59
> To: 'Steve Gollery'; www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Subject: AW: RDF annotation for UML models?
> 
> 
> 
> This topic interests me also, because I think UML models 
> could de emphasized by involving RDF/OWL. There is a elderly 
> article "A Discussion of the Relationship Between RDF-Schema 
> and UML" http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/NOTE-rdf-uml-19980804/, 
> but the subject has not been followed unfortunately any more.
> 
> freundliche Gruesse / best regards
> Dipl.-Ing. Kianoush Eshaghi     T +43 1 74040-652
> METADAT - The Architect for Knowledge Networks
> 
> > -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org 
> > [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]Im Auftrag von Steve Gollery
> > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 9. September 2004 20:37
> > An: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> > Betreff: RDF annotation for UML models?
> >
> >
> >
> > Can anyone point me to projects involving annotating UML model 
> > fragments with RDF or OWL? What I'm looking for are tools 
> that would 
> > allow designers to describe the meaning and purpose of a 
> fragment, so 
> > that other designers could search a model repository based on a
> > description
> > of the characteristics and requirements of a new system.
> >
> > Are there projects that address this area?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Steve Gollery
> > CADRC
> > Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
> >
> 
> 
> 
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