Knowledge Discovery Metamodel (KDM) is a publicly available specification from the Object Management Group (OMG). KDM is a common intermediate representation for existing software systems and their operating environments, that defines common metadata required for deep semantic integration of Application Lifecycle Management tools. KDM is designed as the OMG's foundation for software modernization, IT portfolio management and software assurance. KDM is a metamodel for knowledge discovery in software. It defines a common vocabulary of knowledge related to software engineering artifacts, regardless of the implementation programming language and runtime platform - a checklist of items that a software mining tool should discover and a software analysis tool can use. KDM is designed to enable knowledge-based integration between tools. More specifically, KDM uses Meta-Object Facility (MOF) to define an interchange format between tools that work with existing software as well as an abstract interface (API) for the next-generation assurance and modernization tools. Read more for the technical overview of KDM
KDM specification has been developed since 2003 by a consortium of companies interested in architecture-driven modernization and knowledge discovery in software engineering artifacts. Currently, Dr. Nikolai Mansourov is chairing the OMG Revision Task Force for Knowledge Discovery Metamodel (KDM RTF). Learn more about the history of KDM.
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Knowledge Discovery Metamodel addresses the need to integrate various software tools that analyze ''existing software systems''. Learn more about the deep semantic integration of application lifecycle management tools supported through KDM
This need was first realized by the so-called ''software modernization'' community - a mature industry of tool providers that support maintenance and evolution phase of software development. Now, the idea of deep semantic integration based on open standard ontology was embraced by several Application Lifecycle Management Tool companies and Static Code Analysis community. Learn more why KDM is the foundation for Software Assurance Ecosystem .
KDM Analytics is committed to provide support to the growing KDM ecosystem - community of tool and component providers, service providers whose products interoperate because they share common ontology defined by the Knowledge Discovery Metamodel. Learn more about the KDM Ecosystem.
KDM Analytics offers a training course on Knowledge Discovery Metamodel standard
KDM Analytics is developing tools for the KDM Ecosystem: