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    Step 0: An Idea for Automatic OCL Benchmark Generation

    Wu, Hao (2017) Step 0: An Idea for Automatic OCL Benchmark Generation. In: Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations : Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (10748). Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 356-364. ISBN 978-3-319-74729-3

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    Model Driven Engineering (MDE) is an important software development paradigm. Within this paradigm, models and constraints are essential components for expressing specifications of a software artefact. Object Constraint Language (OCL), a specification language that allows users to freely express constraints over different model features. However, one major issue is that the lack of OCL benchmarks makes difficult to evaluate existing and newly created OCL tools. In this paper, we present our initial idea about automatic OCL benchmark generation. The purpose of this paper is to show a developing idea rather than presenting a more formal and complete approach. Our idea is to use an OCL metamodel to sketch abstract syntax trees for OCL expressions, and solve generated typing constraints to produce the concrete OCL expressions. We illustrate this idea by using an example, discuss our work-in-progress and outline challenges to be tackled in the future.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This paper was presented at STAF 2017 Collocated Workshops, Marburg, Germany, July 17–21, 2017
    Keywords: Application programs; Software engineering; Specification languages; Specifications; Trees (mathematics); Abstract Syntax Trees; Meta model; Model-driven Engineering; Modeling features; Object Constraint Language; Software artefacts; Work in progress; Software design;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 11981
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    Depositing User: Hao Wu
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 12:30
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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