Frontiers of Information Technology (2011)
Dec. 19, 2011 to Dec. 21, 2011
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/FIT.2011.14
UML is a de-facto standard used for generating the software models. UML support visualization of the software artifacts. To generate a UML diagram, a software engineer has to collect software requirements in a natural language (such as English) or a semi-formal language (such as SBVR), manually analyze the requirements and then manually generate the class diagrams in an available CASE tool. However, by automatically transforming SBVR Software requirements to UML can seriously share burden of a system analyst and can improve the quality and robustness of software modeling phase. The paper demonstrates the challenging aspect of model transformation from SBVR to UML. The presented approach takes input the software requirements specified in SBVR syntax, parses the input specification, extracts the UML ingredients such as classes, methods, attributes, associations, etc and finally generate the visual representation of the extracted information. The presented approach is fully automated. The presented approach is explained via an example.
Automated Software Modelling, UML, SBVR
H. Afreen, B. Bordbar and I. S. Bajwa, "SBVR2UML: A Challenging Transformation," Frontiers of Information Technology(FIT), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2011, pp. 33-38.