Textual Modelling Embedded into Graphical Modelling

  • Markus Scheidgen
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-69100-6_11

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5095)
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Scheidgen M. (2008) Textual Modelling Embedded into Graphical Modelling. In: Schieferdecker I., Hartman A. (eds) Model Driven Architecture – Foundations and Applications. ECMDA-FA 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5095. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Although labelled graphical, many modelling languages represent important model parts as structured text. We benefit from sophisticated text editors when we use programming languages, but we neglect the same technology when we edit the textual parts of graphical models. Recent advances in generative engineering of textual model editors make the development of such sophisticated text editors practical, even for the smallest textual constructs of graphical languages. In this paper, we present techniques to embed textual model editors into graphical model editors and prove our approach for EMF-based textual editors and graphical editors created with GMF.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Scheidgen
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceHumboldt Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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