DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM TO PROMOTE THE ORGANIZATION DATA OF COLLECTIONS – MODELING CONSIDERATIONS BY THE UNIFIED MODELIGN LANGUAGE (UML)Data Information System to Promote the Organization Data of Collections – Modeling Considerations by the Unified M

Eduardo Batista de Moraes Barbosa, Galeno José de Sena

Abstract


It can be argued that technological developments (e.g., measuring instruments like software,
satellite and computers, as well as, the cheapening of storage media) allow organizations to
produce and acquire a great amount of data in a short time. Due to the data volume, research
organizations become potentially vulnerable to the information explosion impacts. An adopted
solution is the use of information system tools to assist data documentation, retrieval and
analysis. In the scientific scope, these tools are developed to store different metadata (data about
data) patterns. During the development process of these tools, the adoption of standards such as
the Unified Modeling Language (UML) stands out, whose diagrams assist the different scopes of
software modeling. The objective of this study is to present an information system tool that
assists organizations in the data documentation through the use of metadata and that highlights
the software modeling process, through the UML. The Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
will be approached, widely used to the dataset cataloging by scientific organizations around the
world, and the dynamic and static UML diagrams like use cases, sequence and classes. The
development of the information system tools can be a way to promote the scientific data
organization and dissemination. However, the modeling process requires special attention during
the development of interfaces that will stimulate the use of the information system tools

Keywords


Information systems; Scientific data; Data dissemination; Modeling process; UML

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4301/s1807-17752011000100004

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