Identifying difficulties in learning UML

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-51
Journal / PublicationInformation Systems Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


Despite its recognition as a standard object-oriented modeling language, Unified Modeling Language (UML) has been criticized for such deficiencies as semantic inconsistencies, vagueness, and conflicting notations. The relationship between these deficiencies and the difficulties in the learning process is the focus of this study. A concept mapping technique is used to unveil the learning difficulties and suggestions for alleviating them are provided.

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