A UML-based pattern specification technique

  title={A UML-based pattern specification technique},
  author={Robert B. France and Dae-Kyoo Kim and Sudipto Ghosh and Eunjee Song},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
Informally described design patterns are useful for communicating proven solutions for recurring design problems to developers, but they cannot be used as compliance points against which solutions that claim to conform to the patterns are checked. Pattern specification languages that utilize mathematical notation provide the needed formality, but often at the expense of usability. We present a rigorous and practical technique for specifying pattern solutions expressed in the unified modeling… CONTINUE READING

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