Case study: Class diagram restructuring

K. Lano
(King's College London)
S. Kolahdouz Rahimi
(King's College London)

This case study is an update-in-place refactoring transformation on UML class diagrams. Its aim is to remove clones of attributes from a class diagram, and to identify new classes which abstract groups of classes that share common data features.

It is used as one of a general collection of transformations (such as the removal of redundant inheritance, or multiple inheritance) which aim to improve the quality of a specification or design level class diagram.

The transformation is a typical example of a model refactoring, and illustrates the issues involved in such transformations.

In Pieter Van Gorp, Louis M. Rose and Christian Krause: Proceedings Sixth Transformation Tool Contest (TTC 2013), Budapest, Hungary, 19-20 June, 2013, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 135, pp. 8–15.
Published: 29th November 2013.

ArXived at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.135.2 bibtex PDF
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