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UML for Mere Mortals® by Eric J. Naiburg, Robert A. Maksimchuk

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Logical Architecture

We just discussed the various scopes that an architecture can have (i.e., enterprise, system, and software architectures). Various levels of abstraction also exist for such architectures, each containing a different level of detail about the architecture. The two levels of abstraction we will discuss are logical architecture and physical architecture.

A logical architecture represents an architecture that is independent of the overall technology to be implemented. It is an interpretation of what that architecture should look like. It is not intended to show the implementation software, but rather an abstraction of it. In software, the logical architecture normally denotes a description of the software's architecture in plain ...

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