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Towards an Automatic Evaluation of UML Class Diagrams by Graph Transformation

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 95 - Number 21
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors:
Anas Outair
Abdelouahid Lyhyaoui
Mariam Tanana
10.5120/16721-7063

Anas Outair, Abdelouahid Lyhyaoui and Mariam Tanana. Article: Towards an Automatic Evaluation of UML Class Diagrams by Graph Transformation. International Journal of Computer Applications 95(21):36-41, June 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Anas Outair and Abdelouahid Lyhyaoui and Mariam Tanana},
	title = {Article: Towards an Automatic Evaluation of UML Class Diagrams by Graph Transformation},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {95},
	number = {21},
	pages = {36-41},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Object-oriented modeling plays an important role in computer science, particularly in the context of software development projects. It is for this reason that the UML (Unified Modeling Language), and therefore the design of UML diagrams, is necessarily present in the majority of computer science's courses in university. As the number of university students enrolled in such courses is growing, the evaluation of UML diagrams produced by students is often experienced by teachers as a difficult and tedious task. In this paper we propose a method for transforming these diagrams to UML graph in the sake of a better representation, and then assist the teacher during the evaluation process of these diagrams.

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