versión impresa ISSN 1794-1237
Sequence diagram is a conceptual schema for representing behavior of a system. For performing such a task, it employs the object spec from a scenario and the sequence of messages exchanged among the objects. These elements describe a transaction of the system. Several approaches try the automated generation of conceptual models (like sequence diagram). Some of them use natural language as a starting point, but they are focused on other diagrams. Some others are focused on sequence diagram, but they do not obtain elements like combined fragments describing several logical constraints of the system. Other approaches use source code as a starting point, but source code can be related to an advanced phase of the software development life cycle. In this paper we define a method based on heuristic rules for obtaining automatically the elements of the sequence diagram (including combined fragments) from pre-conceptual schemas. These heuristic rules are implemented in the AToM3 tool and applied in a case study.
Palabras llave : conceptual model; sequence diagram; combined fragment; pre-conceptual schema; AToM3.