From use cases to UML class diagrams using logic grammars and constraints

Henning Christiansen, Christian Theil Have, Knut Tveitane

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We investigate the possibilities for automated transition from Use Cases in a restricted natural language syntax
into UML class diagrams, by trying to capture the semantics of the natural language and map it into building blocks of
the object oriented programming paradigm (classes, objects, methods, properties etc.).
Syntax and semantic analysis is done in a framework of Definite Clause Grammars extended with Constraint Handling Rules, which generalizes previous approaches with a direct way to express domain knowledge utilized in the interpretation process as well as stating explicit rules for pronoun resolution.
The latter involves an improvement of earlier work on assumptions with time stamps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing : Proceedings
EditorsGalia Angelova, Kalina Bontcheva, Ruslan Mitkov, Nicolas Nicolov, Nikolai Nikolov
PublisherINCOMA Ltd.
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978-954-91743-7-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventRANLP 2007, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing - Borovets, Bulgaria
Duration: 27 Sep 200729 Sep 2007


ConferenceRANLP 2007, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing

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