Partial loading of XMI models

Wei, Ran, Kolovos, Dimitrios S., Garcia-Dominguez, Antonio, Barmpis, Konstantinos and Paige, Richard F. (2016). Partial loading of XMI models. IN: Proceedings - 19th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MODELS 2016. FRA: ACM.

Abstract

XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) is an OMG-standardised model exchange format, which is natively supported by the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) and the majority of the modelling and model management languages and tools. Whilst XMI is widely supported, the XMI parser provided by EMF is inefficient in some cases where models are readonly (such as input models for model query, model-to-model transformation, etc) as it always requires loading the entire model into memory. In this paper we present a novel algorithm, and a prototype implementation (SmartSAX), which is capable of partially loading models persisted in XMI. SmartSAX oérs improved performance, in terms of loading time and memory footprint, over the default EMF XMI parser. We describe the algorithm in detail, and present benchmarking results that demonstrate the substantial improvements of the prototype implementation over the XMI parser provided by EMF.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2976767.2976787
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
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Event Title: 19th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MODELS 2016
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-10-02 - 2016-10-07
Uncontrolled Keywords: EMF,partial model loading,XMI,Software
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Published Date: 2016-10-02
Authors: Wei, Ran
Kolovos, Dimitrios S.
Garcia-Dominguez, Antonio ( 0000-0002-4744-9150)
Barmpis, Konstantinos
Paige, Richard F.

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