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    • ISSN: 2301-3559
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
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Prof. Jemal Antidze
I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
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LNSE 2014 Vol.2(1): 116-120 ISSN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2014.V2.106

Towards an Ontology for UML State Machines

Youcef Belgueliel, Mustapha Bourahla, and Mourad Brik
Abstract—Ontology is a conceptual model that is used to represent the concepts in a domain and relationship between the concepts. It can be used for sharing and reuse of knowledge that allows humans and machines to exchange diverse information. UML state machines used to describe the behavior of a software systems. This article aims at to provide a solution for representing UML state machine model as an ontology expressed in OWL. a method proposed is a conceptualization of UML state machine and its operation, in order to check its consistency and its conformity. we chose OWL to represent formally our state machine augmented with SWRL rules to represent the dynamic aspect of the operation system and SPARQL to query our ontology.

Index Terms—State machine, semantics checking, OWL DL, SWRL.

The authors are with Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of M‟sila, Algeria (e-mail: bel_you@yahoo.fr, mbourahla@hotmail.com, mourad50200@yahoo.fr).


Cite: Youcef Belgueliel, Mustapha Bourahla, and Mourad Brik, "Towards an Ontology for UML State Machines," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 116-120, 2014.

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