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Conference Proceedings (2002), Conceptual Modeling - ER 2002, Springer, pp. 414-428

Conceptual Modeling Quality. From EER to UML Schemas Evaluation


This paper investigates the evaluation process of conceptual specifications developed using either Extended-Entity-Relationship (EER) or Unified Modeling Language (UML) conceptual models. We describe criteria to define the quality of a conceptual representation and metrics allowing the design to compute automatically the quality of a given conceptual schema. The intrinsic value of a given schema quality is not relevant. However, our approach us to select, among several schemas representing the same reality, the best one according one or several quality criteria.

SI-SAID, S., AKOKA, J. and COMYN-WATTIAU, I. (2002). Conceptual Modeling Quality. From EER to UML Schemas Evaluation. In: Conceptual Modeling - ER 2002. Springer, pp. 414-428.