Profile (UML)

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A profile in the Unified Modeling Language (UML) provides a generic extension mechanism for customizing UML models for particular domains and platforms. Extension mechanisms allow refining standard semantics in strictly additive manner, preventing them from contradicting standard semantics.[1]

Profiles are defined using stereotypes, tag definitions, and constraints which are applied to specific model elements, like Classes, Attributes, Operations, and Activities. A Profile is a collection of such extensions that collectively customize UML for a particular domain (e.g., aerospace, healthcare, financial) or platform (J2EE, .NET).

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The UML Profile for XML is defined by David Carlson in the book "Modeling XML Applications with UML" pp. 310 and describes a set of extensions to basic UML model elements to enable accurate modeling of XSD schemas.

SysML is an Object Management Group (OMG)-standardized profile of Unified Modeling Language which is used for system engineering applications.

MARTE is the OMG standard for modelling real-time and embedded applications with UML2.

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  1. ^ Si Alhir, S: Guide to applying the UML, page 350. Springer, 2002

References[edit]

  • Si Alhir, Sinan (2002). Guide to applying the UML. Springer. ISBN 0-387-95209-8. 

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