Automatic Conversion Method of Class Diagrams to Ontologies Maintaining Their Semantic Features
Mohamed Bahaj1, Jamal Bakkas2
1Jamal BAKKAS, Department of Mathematics and computer science, University Hassan I, FSTS, Settat, Morocco.
2Mohamed BAHAJ, Department of Mathematics and computer science, University Hassan I, FSTS, Settat, Morocco.
Manuscript received on January 01, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on January 02, 2013. | Manuscript published on January 05, 2013. | PP: 65-69 | Volume-2, Issue-6, January 2013. | Retrieval Number: F1095112612/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: In this paper, we propose a new conversion’s method from UML class diagram to ontology in order to serve the Semantic Web. The ontology which results from the conversion is expressed in OWL / XML. This method allows us to preserve semantic of some feature’s UML diagram such as inheritance, encapsulation, types of associations (composition, aggregation, or simple association), constraints of integrity, class identifier…etc.
Keywords: UML, ontology, mapping, OWL.