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The Metamodelling Language Calculus: Foundation Semantics for UML

  • Tony Clark
  • Andy Evans
  • Stuart Kent
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2029)

Abstract

The Metamodelling Language (MML) is a sub-set of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) that is proposed as the core language used to bootstrap the UML 2.0 definition initiative. Since it is metacircular, MML requires an external formal semantics in order to ground it. This paper defines the MML Calculus which is used to formally define MML and therefore provides a semantic basis for UML 2.0.

Keywords

Object Constraint Language Message Delivery Class Expression Collection Operation Object Constraint Language Expression 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony Clark
    • 1
  • Andy Evans
    • 2
  • Stuart Kent
    • 3
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK
  2. 2.University of YorkCanada
  3. 3.University of Kent at CanterburyUK

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