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Sergio Luján Mora

Catedrático de Universidad

Multidimensional Modeling with UML Package Diagrams

Sergio Luján-Mora, Juan Trujillo, Il-Yeol Song
21st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2002), p. 199-213: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2503, Tampere (Finland), October 7-11 2002.
(ER'2002) Congreso internacional / International conference


The Unified Modeling Language (UML) has become the emph{de facto} standard for object-oriented analysis and design, providing different diagrams for modeling different aspects of a system. In this paper, we present the development of multidimensional (MD) models for data warehouses (DW) using UML package diagrams. In this way, when modeling complex and large DW systems, we are not restricted to use flat UML class diagrams. We present design guidelines and illustrate them with various examples. We show that the correct use of the package diagrams using our design guidelines will produce a very simple yet powerful design of MD models. Furthermore, we provide a UML extension by means of stereotypes of the particular package items we use. Finally, we show how to use these stereotypes in Rational Rose 2000 for MD modeling.