06408311 is referenced by 161 patents.
In a computer system executing a repository program and having a memory, a method is disclosed for identifying UML objects in the repository with objects in an XML file. The method includes the steps of parsing the XML file into XML objects and building an object tree. Next, the object tree is traversed a first time, and for each XML object found that has a name, corresponding UML objects are identified. After this, the object tree is traversed a second time, and for each XML object found that does not have a name, corresponding UML objects are then identified through Compositions and References. The method for traversing said object tree a first time includes the steps of identifying a UML object type for each XML object, and when the XML object name matches the UML object name at the current level, a UML and XML object IDs are saved in a ‘Conversion’ object in the memory.