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JSW 2017 Vol.12(7): 559-569 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.12.7.559-569

Toward an Architecture for Comparing UML Design Models

Lucian José Gonçales*, Kleinner Farias, Vinícius Bishoff, Matheus Segalotto
Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Applied Computing (PIPCA), University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Abstract—Academia and industry are increasingly concerned with producing general-purpose model comparison techniques to support many software engineering activities, e.g., clone detection or model composition. However, the current methods fail to provide flexible and reusable architectures, a comprehensive understanding of the critical composition activities, and guidelines about how developers can use and extend them. These limitations are one of the reasons why state-of-the-art techniques are often unable to aid the development of new comparison tools. To overcome these shortcomings, this paper, therefore, proposes a flexible, component-based architecture for aiding the development of comparison techniques. Moreover, an intelligible comparison workflow is proposed to support developers to improve the understanding of significant comparison activities and their relationships.

Index Terms—Model comparison tool, model driven architecture, software architecture, unified modeling language.

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Cite: Lucian José Gonçales, Kleinner Farias, Vinícius Bishoff, Matheus Segalotto, "Toward an Architecture for Comparing UML Design Models," Journal of Software vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 559-569, 2017.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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