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Main Title: Information extraction from high-level activity diagrams to support development tasks
Author(s): Beckmann, Martin
Karbe, Thomas
Vogelsang, Andreas
Type: Conference Object
Language Code: en
Abstract: As the complexity of systems continues to increase, the use of model-driven development approaches becomes more widely applied. One of our industry partners (Daimler AG) uses UML activity diagrams as the first step in the development of vehicle functions, mainly for the purpose of communication and overview. However, the contained information is also valuable for further development tasks. In this paper, we present an automated approach to extract information from these high-level activities. We put a focus on aspects of activities such as propositional logic relations, sequences of actions, and differentiability of execution paths. The extracted parts are needed for the compilation of requirements and the creation of test cases. Also, this approach supports stakeholders unfamiliar with the notations of activities as implicit information is made explicit and hence more accessible. For this purpose, we provide a formalism for the kind of activities our industry partner uses. Based on that formalism, we define properties that express the contained sequences and execution paths. Furthermore, the formalism is used to derive the underlying propositional logic relations. We show how the approach is applied to eliminate hundreds of existing quality issues in an existing requirements document.
Issue Date: 2018
Date Available: 6-Apr-2018
DDC Class: 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Subject(s): UML2 activity diagrams
information extraction
UML activity semantics
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development
Publisher: Scitepress
Publisher Place: Setúbal, Portugal
Volume: 2018
Publisher DOI: 10.5220/0006605504380445
Page Start: 438
Page End: 445
ISBN: 978-989-758-283-7
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