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A Description Method for Formalizing Domain-Specific Modelling Language

Tao Jiang

School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, China

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2018, 33(5), 299-308.


Many Domain-Specific Modelling Languages (DSML) can not formally define their semantics, which inevitably brings many problems, such as accurate description and automatic verification of model properties. In this paper, we propose a formal description method of the structural semantics of DSML for verifying consistency of models built based on DSML. Firstly, domain indicating structural semantics of DSML is formally defined based on algebra, and then, we briefly describe our framework for formalizing DSML and verifying consistency of DSML and its models and use a classic case to illustrate our approach; based on this, we construct an automatic translator for formalizing DSML and its models. Finally, many successful experiments on automatic translating and automatic verifying show feasibility of our formal approach.


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T. Jiang, "A description method for formalizing domain-specific modelling language," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 33, no.5, pp. 299–308, 2018.

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