• Brian Henderson-Sellers
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A metamodel has been defined as an explicit specification of an abstraction expressed in a specific language. This is similar to Seidewitz’s (2003) definition of a metamodel as a specification model for a class of SUSs, where each SUS is no longer a part of reality but is itself a valid model, i.e. “a metamodel makes statements about what can be expressed in the valid models of a certain modelling language”. It should be stressed that the abstraction needed here is the F-abs kind of abstraction since it creates type rather than token models.


Reference Model Modelling Language Class Diagram Token Model Explicit Specification 
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  • Brian Henderson-Sellers
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  1. 1.School of SoftwareUniversity of Technology, SydneySydneyAustralia

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