A formal description of design patterns using OWL

  title={A formal description of design patterns using OWL},
  author={Jens Dietrich and Chris Elgar},
  journal={2005 Australian Software Engineering Conference},
Design patterns have been used successfully in the last decade to reuse and communicate object-oriented design. However, the documentation of pattern usage is often very poor. This motivates the use of tools which can detect and document design patterns found in software. A couple of approaches have been proposed in recent years. The approach introduced is based on a formal description of design patterns using the Web ontology language OWL. Software artefacts used to define design patterns in a… CONTINUE READING
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