Ogren, Ingmar Tofs Corporation, Sweden.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Need for models
- Systems and software engineering
- Unified Modeling Language diagrams
- Extension of UML to systems engineering
- Other modeling languages
- Tailoring of standards
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Graphical or textual languages that are used to build models by describing the qualities with which the models are concerned. A model represents something and includes some but not all qualities of what it represents. For example, an architect's model of a new development area concentrates on the physical appearance, while an aircraft designer's wind-tunnel model concentrates on aerodynamic qualities. When models are used in systems and software engineering, their important qualities are structure, behavior, communication, and requirements.
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