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Re: Proposed UML Interest Group

From: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 10:59:31 -0800
Message-ID: <3AA92813.147B2CC9@db.stanford.edu>
To: David Ezell <David_E3@Verifone.Com>
CC: "'xmlschema-dev@w3.org'" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>, "'www-rdf-interest@w3.org'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, "'Dan Connolly'" <connolly@w3.org>

I'd like to support your initiative. In addition to the applications you
mentioned, I see UML as well-established schema language that can be
used on the Semantic Web along with RDF Schema, XML Schema, DAML-O etc.
Webizing UML allows leveraging a broad spectrum of tools and existing
UML schemas. I while ago I took a crack [1] at setting up UML on top of
RDF and making it interoperate with other schema languages.


[1] http://www-db.stanford.edu/~melnik/rdf/uml/

David Ezell wrote:
> During our weeklong meeting in Cambridge, there seemed
> to be a lot of interest in discussing UML and its possible
> application to some W3C recommendations.
> Such applications could take many different forms, but
> the following two seem to be the most immediate.  First,
> UML could be useful as a formalism which can be applied
> to help verify infosets involved.  Second, UML can be
> an educational tool, using diagrams to help clarify exactly
> what is being proposed, both in terms of content and behavior,
> and thereby improve understandability.
> I think we have strong expertise in this area across
> several working groups.  Please speak up if you think that
> such an interest group is a good idea.
> Best regards,
> David Ezell
> Hewlett Packard Company
Received on Friday, 9 March 2001 13:50:55 UTC

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