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Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2002 and UML by Terry Quatrani

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Use Case Relationships

An association relationship may exist between an actor and a use case. This type of association is often referred to as a communicate association since it represents communication between an actor and a use case. An association may be navigable in both directions (actor to use case and use case to actor) or it may be navigable in only one direction (actor to use case or use case to actor). The navigation direction of an association represents who is initiating the communication (i.e., the actor is initiating the communication with the use case, the use case is initiating the communication with the actor). An association is represented as a line connecting the related elements. Navigation in only one direction is depicted ...

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