Computer Science and Information Systems 2012 Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages: 249-283
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An approach to automated conceptual database design based on the IML activity diagram
Brđanin Drazen, Maric Slavko
This paper presents an approach to the automated design of the initial
conceptual database model. The UML activity diagram, as a frequently used
business process modeling notation, is used as the starting point for the
automated generation of the UML class diagram representing the conceptual
database model. Formal rules for automated generation cover the automatic
extraction of business objects and business process participants, as well as
the automatic generation of corresponding classes and their associations.
Based on these rules we have implemented an automatic generator and
evaluated it on a real business model.
Keywords: activity diagram, business process model, class diagram, conceptual database model, UML, top cased, ADB design