A. Grünwald,T Moser
"umlTUowl - A Both Generic and Vendor-Specific Approach for UML to OWL Transformation
Vortrag: 24th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'2012), San Francisco Bay, USA; 01.07.2012 - 03.07.2012; in:"Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'2012), Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, San Francisco Bay, USA July 1-3, 2012
", (2012), ISBN: 1-891706-31-4; S. 730 - 736.
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The extraction of knowledge from UML class diagrams into ontologies typically is a manual and therefore timeconsuming and error-prone task in systems engineering. To support an automated UML to OWL transformation approach, purebred and hybrid tool solutions have been researched and evaluated. Since no approach met the defined requirements, a new UML to OWL tool, called umlTUowl was designed and realized. umlTUowl supports the transformation of Visual Paradigm, MS
Visio and ArgoUML UML class diagrams into valid OWL2 DL and is available under an open-source license. The tool provides a novel approach, resolving issues of preceding approaches through an extensible architecture that deals with the fragility of XMI by providing traceability and an automated testing framework for vendor-specific UML tools. In addition, this work presents an industrial use case, in which umlTUowl is applied to a model from the automation systems engineering domain. The tool passed all test cases completely, including reference model tests and the presented industry-specific use case.