Specialization and Pruning

  • Bernard P. ZeiglerEmail author
  • Hessam S. Sarjoughian
Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)


A major strength of the SES is that it generates a family of hierarchical models rather than single composition. To understand how this is accomplished, we discuss a second main construct called specialization to complement and interact with the earlier introduced operation of decomposition. Specialization enables you to expand the alternatives, or options, for selection. We show how a pruning interface supports understanding the combinatorial space of possible selections. You need not make all available selections at one session and can return later to amend and add to a pruning file. This allows you to generate multiple possible Pruned Entity Structures that can be transformed into simulation models.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer Science and Computer Systems EngineeringArizona State University, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems EngineeringTempeUSA

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