Domain-specific metamodelling languages for software language engineering

Zschaler, Steffen and Kolovos, Dimitrios S. and Drivalos, Nikolaos 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 9783642121067

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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.

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