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Pattern-based model-to-model transformation. (English) Zbl 1175.68114
Ehrig, Hartmut (ed.) et al., Graph transformations. 4th international conference, ICGT 2008, Leicester, United Kingdom, September 7–13, 2008. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-540-87404-1/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5214, 426-441 (2008).
Summary: We present a new, high-level approach for the specification of model-to-model transformations based on declarative patterns. These are (atomic or composite) constraints on triple graphs declaring the allowed or forbidden relationships between source and target models. In this way, a transformation is defined by specifying a set of triple graph constraints that should be satisfied by the result of the transformation.
The description of the transformation is then compiled into lower-level operational mechanisms to perform forward or backward transformations, as well as to establish mappings between two existent models. In this paper we study one of such mechanisms based on the generation of operational triple graph grammar rules. Moreover, we exploit deduction techniques at the specification level in order to generate more specialized constraints (preserving the specification semantics) reflecting pattern dependencies, from which additional rules can be derived.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1148.68002].

68N30 Mathematical aspects of software engineering (specification, verification, metrics, requirements, etc.)
68Q42 Grammars and rewriting systems
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