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Domain-Specific Metamodelling Languages for Software Language Engineering

Zschaler, Steffen and Kolovos, Dimitrios and Drivalos, Nicholas and Paige, Richard F. and Rashid, Awais (2010) Domain-Specific Metamodelling Languages for Software Language Engineering. In: Software Language Engineering. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, pp. 334-353. ISBN 978-3-642-12106-7

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Domain-specific languages are constructed to provide modelling capabilities tailored to a specific domain. Sometimes, languages are developed many times, typically to support application in a new context. In doing so, recurring patterns and commonalities as well as variations across the evolving set of languages can be identified. This paper introduces the concept of a domain-specific metamodelling language, which codifies such commonalities and provides concepts and logic for expressing the variations. The challenges and difficulties of using domain-specific metamodelling languages are identified. We illustrate the concept with examples from different domains.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 53707
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2012 08:57
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2014 18:30
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