Define a wide variety of formal schema from models within Enterprise Architect and the Schema Composer, specifically designed for easy customization and reusability by leveraging the power of UML Structural Model Case diagrams.
Using Case diagram models as the common origin of information alleviates the complexity typically experienced when operating directly with a XML Schema Definition (XSD).
With this approach, the Schema Composer dispels with the requirement for using profiles or stereotyped elements when developing XSD and other documents, thereby minimizing errors, reducing development times and enhancing productivity.
In many cases, the Schema Composer is typically used to create message definitions, called schemas, that allow for the efficient and secure exchange of information between parties, compliant in structure and according to an standardized meta-model definition.
The increasing need of global messaging communications from a variety of jurisdictions and domains has been realized with the development of shared meta-models that support a standardized structure for systems communications.
Many industries over the last decade have developed shared meta-models, which now form the basis for contractual information sharing between organizations and across geographic borders via hetrogeneous information systems.
These models represent a significant investment by commercial and standards based organizations, who use Enterprise Architect to create the standards and for industry to effectively use those standards.
The efficiency of cross domain messaging is underscored with the identification of only the elements that are required to accurately convey the information needed for that particular situation.
Standardized meta-models are developed to capture all possible instances that may need to be communicated within a specific domain of knowledge or industrial sector. This results in potential communication overheads being experienced by redundant information being used.
A powerful feature of the Schema Composer allows end users to pare down a larger meta model and create a sub-set of the original schema that maintains message integrity and also ensures efficient use communication resources.
Enterprise Architect's Schema Composer alleviates common issues that can occur when working with complex XSD models composed of specific XSD elements.
Adding to the complexity is the inclusion of related and referenced business and data models with their own restrictions and conditions.
The Schema Composer allows end users to not be distracted by XSD naming conventions and limitations to the use of XSD elements - standards and framework structures are automatically managed by the Schema Composer.
Model your own data library using UML classes with attributes, associations, aggregation and inheritance.
You can then use this model as the input to the Schema Composer.
Open the Schema Composer, create a new 'Generic' schema set with an apropriate name. Namespaces provide for uniquely named elements and attributes within the generated XML document.
Save as a Model Artifact, or typically within the File System for generic schema sets.
Drag and drop your Class models onto the Schema Composer, attributes and their relative dependencies are automatically added.
Selecting class attributes builds up the schema, ready for the XML schema to be generated.
Generate your Schema Export by selecting the appropriate standards compliant technologies suitable for end use, or select the generic model subset option.
Locate the generated schema file (if generated as a file) and view with the Enterprise Architect Document Handler.
Your UML Class diagram models are now generated into a schema set.
Should you require modifications to the schema set, or require a different technology output, simply edit using the Schema Composer and generate an updated schema set.
Including NIEM 3.1 modeled using NIEM-UML 1.1 and
earlier versions, NIEM subset creation and NIEM IEPDs.
Schema Composer supports the CIM standard 'out of the box',
for composition of CIM compliant schema.
Specification published by UN/CEFACT (UPCC) and CCTS implementation published by OASIS (UBL) supported.
UML Frameworks support of UPCC 2.1 and 3.0 core
component libraries as well as business component libraries.
UML Frameworks support of UMM 2.0 business
requirements, choreography and information views.
UBL 2.1 Main and Common Document Libraries supported, including Business Document and Component Composition.
Enterprise Architect natively caters for the development of 3rd party Add-in integration, extending the Schema Composer's functionality.
Working with the XSD Profile through Enterprise Architect, you can rapidly model, forward engineer and reverse engineer XML Schema.
Quickly define and generate XSD and other schema using the Enterprise Architect Schema Composer.
RDF Schema is a set of classes providing basic elements for the description of ontologies, which can be saved in a triplestore to reach them with the query language SPARQL.
Most of the RDFS components are included in the comprehensive Web Ontology Language (OWL).
Learn how standards and frameworks are supported.
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