VMQL: A Visual Language for Ad-Hoc Model Querying

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In large scale model based development, analysis level models are more like knowledge bases than engineering artifacts. Their effectiveness depends, to a large degree, on the ability of domain experts to retrieve information from them ad hoc. For large scale models, however, existing query facilities are inadequate. The Visual Model Query Language (VMQL) is a novel approach that uses the respective modeling language of the source model as the query language, too. The semantics of VMQL is defined formally based on graphs, so that query execution can be defined as graph matching. VMQL has been applied to several visual modeling languages, implemented, and validated in small case studies, and several controlled experiments.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Visual Languages and Computing
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)3-29
Publication statusPublished - 2011
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI

    Research areas

  • Object constraintlanguage(OCL), End user modeler, Domain specificlanguages(DSL), Unified modelinglanguage(UML), Model querying
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