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Improving Object-Oriented Analysis

Authors
  • Eckert, Gabriel
  • Golder, Paul
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1994
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Infoscience @ EPFL
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Abstract

This paper evaluates current object-oriented analysis methods and proposes some possible improvements. We start by describing software requirements definition activities and reviewing the concepts of data modeling and object-orientation. We then identify key principles of object-oriented analysis and judge a selection of emerging methods against these principles. Finally, a proposal is presented which attempts to avoid some of the identified shortcomings. The proposal provides a nested object-relationship-operation framework which is based on a consistent use of the object model, a strong notion of encapsulation and a clear distinction between the essential and the contingent properties of the modelled entities.

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