Natural MDA: Controlled Natural Language for Action Specifications on Model Driven Development

  • Luciana N. Leal
  • Paulo F. Pires
  • Maria Luiza M. Campos
  • Flávia C. Delicato
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4275)


Current technologies are continuously evolving and software companies need to adapt their processes to these changes. Such adaptation often requires new investments in training and development. To address this issue, OMG defined a model driven development approach (MDD) which insulates business and application logic from technology evolution. Current MDD approaches falls short in fully derive implementation from models described at a high abstraction level. We propose a controlled natural language to complement UML models as an action specification language. In this article, we describe the language, its impact on systems development and the tools developed to support it. In order to demonstrate the language usability we present an application example.


Unify Modeling Language Object Constraint Language Action Semantic Unify Modeling Language Model High Abstraction Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciana N. Leal
    • 1
  • Paulo F. Pires
    • 2
  • Maria Luiza M. Campos
    • 1
  • Flávia C. Delicato
    • 2
  1. 1.DCC – IM/NCEFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.DIMApFederal University of Rio Grande do NorteNatalBrazil

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