Invited Talk at
DAIS - FMOODS 2003 - 21 November 2003
The Domain Specific Languages: Components in a Semantic Framework
A domain specific language is one tuned to expressing requirements and/or designs within a particular business domain. The insurance
industry, telephony, ice-cream manufacture, etc, all have their own vocabulary, constraints and patterns which can be most conveniently
expressed in a purpose-made language. With clever engineering, we can design a compiler and runtime architecture that can input such
definitions and generate an insurance/telephony/ice-cream system. A domain specific language can be seen as a coherent kit of components
with a explicit grammar. Within certain domains, such tools already exist, and vast improvements in development time are reported.
This talk will discuss some of the issues in the design and use of DSLs.