On the foundations of UML as an ontology representation language

G. Guizzardi, G.R. Wagner, H. Herre

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Abstract

Abstract. There is a growing interest in the use of UML class diagrams as a modeling language to represent domain ontologies. In a series of papers [1,2] we have been using the General Ontological Language (GOL) and its underlying foundational ontology, proposed in [3,4], to evaluate the ontological correctness of a conceptual UML class model and to develop guidelines for how the constructs of the UML should be used in conceptual modeling and ontology representation. This paper can be seen as a continuation of this work, in which we focus on analyzing the UML metaconcepts of classes, attributes, data types and associations from an ontological point of view. 1
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EKAW 2004, Engineering Knowledge in the Age of the Semantic Web, 14th International Conference
EditorsE. Motta, N. Shadbolt, A. Stutt, N. Gibbins
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages47-62
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume3257
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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    Guizzardi, G., Wagner, G. R., & Herre, H. (2004). On the foundations of UML as an ontology representation language. In E. Motta, N. Shadbolt, A. Stutt, & N. Gibbins (Eds.), Proceedings of EKAW 2004, Engineering Knowledge in the Age of the Semantic Web, 14th International Conference (pp. 47-62). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3257). Springer.