author: Ruben Haasjes
title: Metamodel Transformations Between UML and OWL
keywords: software engineering, Ontology, transformations
topics: Case studies and Applications , Languages , Logics and semantics
committee: Ansgar Fehnker ,
Luís Ferreira Pires
end: August 2019


This master’s thesis was motivated by the Linked Energy Data (LinkED) project, a collaboration between TNO, Alliander and Enexis. In LinkED, they identified that Web Ontology Language (OWL) ontologies can facilitate the publication of meaningful information. However, most existing domain models used in utility companies are maintained in the Unified Modeling Language (UML). To leverage existing modeling work done in UML, a proof-of-concept of an UML to OWL metamodel transformation was implemented. This thesis contributes to metamodel transformations between UML and OWL by evaluating to what extent it is possible to automatically transform between UML and OWL.