XML to Annotations Mapping Definition with Patterns

Milan Nosál1 and Jaroslav Porubän1

  1. Department of Computers and Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Košice
    Letná 9, 042 00, Košice, Slovakia
    milan.nosal@gmail.com, jaroslav.poruban@tuke.sk


Currently, the most commonly created formal languages are configuration languages. So far source code annotations and XML are the leading notations for configuration languages. In this paper, we analyse the correspondence between these two formats. We show that there are typical XML to annotations mapping solutions (mapping patterns) that indicate a correspondence between embedded and external metadata formats in general. We argue that mapping patterns facilitate creating configuration tools and we use a case study to show how they can be used to devise a mapping between these two notations.

Key words

Mapping Patterns, Language Design, Source Code Annotations, Attribute-oriented Programming, XML

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Volume 11, Issue 4 (October 2014)
Special Issue on Advances in Systems, Modeling, Languages and Agents
Year of Publication: 2014
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Nosál, M., Porubän, J.: XML to Annotations Mapping Definition with Patterns. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 11, No. 4, 1455–1477. (2014), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS130920049N