Tool Support for the Evaluation of Matching Algorithms in the Eclipse Modeling Framework

Sabrina Uhrig, Felix Schwägerl

Abstract

In the field of model-driven development, sophisticated support for comparing model versions is urgently needed. Unfortunately, algorithms for model matching have been rarely evaluated so far. This paper deals with two extensions to the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) that facilitate the evaluation of matching algorithms for EMF models, with the goal to combine user involvement and automated testing in the evaluation process. First a tree editor is presented that allows for the manual and semi-automated creation of match models which formalize the intended matching result. Second a benchmarking procedure is implemented which – given the intended match and the actual results of matching algorithms – automatically derives the number of a and b errors in a target-performance comparison. These results are valuable for drawing conclusions about the specific qualities of matching algorithms or for finding an adequate set of parameters for a configurable algorithm.

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Uhrig S. and Schwägerl F. (2013). Tool Support for the Evaluation of Matching Algorithms in the Eclipse Modeling Framework . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD, ISBN 978-989-8565-42-6, pages 101-110. DOI: 10.5220/0004310801010110


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@conference{modelsward13,
author={Sabrina Uhrig and Felix Schwägerl},
title={Tool Support for the Evaluation of Matching Algorithms in the Eclipse Modeling Framework},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,},
year={2013},
pages={101-110},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004310801010110},
isbn={978-989-8565-42-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,
TI - Tool Support for the Evaluation of Matching Algorithms in the Eclipse Modeling Framework
SN - 978-989-8565-42-6
AU - Uhrig S.
AU - Schwägerl F.
PY - 2013
SP - 101
EP - 110
DO - 10.5220/0004310801010110