Evaluating formal properties of feature diagram languages

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Evaluating formal properties of feature diagram languages
: Feature diagrams (FDs) are a family of popular modelling languages, mainly used for managing variability in software product lines. FDs were first introduced by Kang et al. as part of the feature-oriented domain analysis (FODA) method back in 1990. Since then, various extensions of FODA FDs were devised to compensate for purported ambiguity and lack of precision and expressiveness. Recently, the authors surveyed these notations and provided them with a generic formal syntax and semantics, called free feature diagrams (FFDs). The authors also started investigating the comparative semantics of FFD with respect to other recent formalisations of FD languages. Those results were targeted at improving the quality of FD languages and making the comparison between them more objective. The previous results are recalled in a self-contained, better illustrated and better motivated fashion. Most importantly, a general method is presented for comparative semantics of FDs grounded in Harel and Rum...
Patrick Heymans, Pierre-Yves Schobbens, Jean-Chris
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where IEE
Authors Patrick Heymans, Pierre-Yves Schobbens, Jean-Christophe Trigaux, Yves Bontemps, Raimundas Matulevicius, Andreas Classen
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