A Practical Evaluation of Using TXL for Model Transformation

  • Hongzhi Liang
  • Juergen Dingel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5452)


As one of the MDA’s main principles, model transformation has led to the specification of QVT and a large number of model transformation tools. TXL is a generic source transformation tool that also possesses some very important model transformation properties, such as scalability and efficiency. In this paper, we consider TXL as a model transformation tool, especially, for model-to-model transformations. We first present an approach for applying TXL as a model transformation tool. An interesting feature of the approach is the automatic generation of TXL grammars from meta-models. Then, practical applications of model transformation via TXL that follow our approach are given. We conclude the paper with a preliminary evaluation of using TXL as a model transformation tool.


Model Transformation Sequence Diagram Object Management Group Rule Schedule Eclipse Modeling Framework 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongzhi Liang
    • 1
  • Juergen Dingel
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingQueen’s UniversityCanada

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