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On an Automated Translation of Satellite Procedures Using Triple Graph Grammars

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Model transformation based on triple graph grammars (TGGs) is a general, intuitive and formally well defined technique for the translation of models [5,6,2]. While previous concepts and case studies were focused mainly on visual models of software and systems, this article describes an industrial application of model transformations based on TGGs as a powerful technique for software translation using the tool Henshin [1]. The general problem in this scenario is to translate source code that is currently in use into corresponding source code that shall run on a new system. Up to now, this problem was addressed based on manually written converters, parser generators, compiler-compilers or meta-programming environments using term rewriting or similar techniques (see e. g. [4]).


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Hermann, F. et al. (2013). On an Automated Translation of Satellite Procedures Using Triple Graph Grammars. In: Duddy, K., Kappel, G. (eds) Theory and Practice of Model Transformations. ICMT 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7909. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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