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A Meta-Model for Textual Use Case Description

By: Stéphane S. Somé

Abstract

The meta-model described in this paper has been used as basis for two use case modeling tools. The first tool is an Eclipse plugin developed using the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) and the Eclipse Model Development Tools (MDT). EMF automates the generation of editors from models while the MDT includes a reusable EMF-based implementation of the UML meta-model as well as an implementation of the OCL for EMF models. The resulting tool is a very basic use case editor with little usability. However, this implementation allowed us to connect our meta-model to the UML meta-model and validate the OCL constraints.

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Stéphane S. Somé, “A Meta-Model for Textual Use Case Description”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 8, no. 7 (November 2009), pp. 87-106, doi:10.5381/jot.2009.8.7.a2.

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