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Maths vs (meta)modelling: Are we reinventing the wheel?

Akehurst, DH and Howells, WGJ and Bordbar, B and McDonald-Maier, KD (2008) Maths vs (meta)modelling: Are we reinventing the wheel? In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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In the past, specification of languages and data structures has traditionally been formally achieved using mathematical notations. This is very precise and unambiguous, however it does not map easily to modern programming languages and many engineers are put off by mathematical notation. Recent developments in graphical specification of structures, drawing from Object-Oriented programming languages, has lead to the development of Class Diagrams as a well-used means to define data structures. We show in this paper that there are strong parallels between the two techniques, but that also there are some surprising differences!

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: ICSOFT 2008 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies
Uncontrolled Keywords: theory of metamodelling; formal mathematical analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 16:25
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:38

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