A Language-independent Model Query Tool

Delfmann Patrick, Dietrich Hanns-Alexander, Havel Jean-Marie, Steinhorst Matthias


Abstract
This paper introduces a prototype implementing visual graph-based model query language. Querying models refers to identifying particular fragments in the model that comply with a predefined pattern query. The language takes advantage of the fact that models of any type and modelling language can conceptually be represented as a labeled graph. As a consequence the query language remains flexible and is not restricted to specific model types or languages. The language supports topologically exact as well as similar pattern matching and includes additional constraints and attributes in the matching process. In doing so, the language is applicable to many different analysis tasks. Following the design science approach we develop and demonstrate a prototype of such a language which allows for visually defining a pattern query and visually representing the results of the pattern matching process.



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2014

Conference
Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies (DESRIST) 2014

Venue
Miami, Florida, USA

Book title
Advancing the Impact of Design Science: Moving from Theory to Practice

Editor
Tremblay Monica Chiarini, Van der Meer Debra, Rothenberger Marcus, Gupta Ashish, Yoon Victoria

Start page
453

End page
457

Volume
8463

Title of series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Publisher
Springer

Place
Berlin, Heidelberg

Language
English

ISSN
0302-9743

ISBN
978-3-319-06700-1

DOI