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A Relational Approach to Defining Transformations in a Metamodel

Akehurst, David H. and Kent, Stuart (2002) A Relational Approach to Defining Transformations in a Metamodel. In: Jezequel, Jean-Marc and Hussmann, Heinrich, eds. ≪UML≫ 2002 — The Unified Modeling Language Model Engineering, Concepts, and Tools 5th International Conference Dresden. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 243-258. ISBN 978-3-540-44254-7. E-ISBN 978-3-540-45800-5. (doi:10.1007/3-540-45800-X_20) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Metamodelling is becoming a standard way of defining languages such as the UML. A language definition distinguishes between concrete syntax, abstract syntax and semantics domain. It is possible to define all three using a metamodelling approach, but it is less clear how to define the transformations between them. This paper proposes an approach which uses metamodelling patterns that capture the essence of mathematical relations. It shows how these patterns can be used to define both the relationship between concrete syntax and abstract syntax, and between abstract syntax and semantics domain, for a fragment of UML. A goal of the approach is to provide a complete specification of a language from which intelligent tools can be generated. The extent to which the approach meets this goal is discussed in the paper.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/3-540-45800-X_20
Uncontrolled keywords: UML, metamodelling, metamodeling, metamodel, relations, transformation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 11:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13716 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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