We study the use of megamodels (models of linguistic architecture) for presenting software language engineering scenarios. Megamodels and techniques similar to them are frequently found in situations when a linguistic architecture needs to be understood without the implicit knowledge that was originally present, and in situations when such knowledge needs to be propagated. In this paper we specifically address the possibility of using one megamodel to tell several related stories — that is, to renarrate it. Various renarrations can address different aspects of the megamodel, without cluttering the reader’s view with irrelevant details. The renarration method is presented with the case study of a software language engineering technique of guided grammar convergence, and MegaL as a metamegamodel.
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Keywords linguistic architecture, case study, megamodelling
ACM Languages (acm D.2.1.1)
THEME Software (theme 1)
Series International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling
Project GrammarLab: Foundations of a Grammar Laboratory
Grant This work was funded by the The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); grant id nwo/612.001.007 - GrammarLab: Foundations of a Grammar Laboratory
Citation
Zaytsev, V. (2012). Renarrating Linguistic Architecture: A Case Study. International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling.