O'Reilly logo

Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2002 and UML by Terry Quatrani

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Naming Relationships

An association may be named. Usually the name is an active verb or verb phrase that communicates the meaning of the relationship. Since the verb phrase typically implies a reading direction, it is desirable to name the association so it reads correctly from left to right or top to bottom. The words may have to be changed to read the association in the other direction (e.g., a Professor teaches a Course, a Course is taught by a Professor). It is important to note that the name of the association is optional. Names are added if they are needed to add clarity to the model. Aggregation relationships typically are not named since they are read using the words “has” or “contains.”

NAMING RELATIONSHIPS IN RATIONAL ROSE

1.
Click ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required