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JSW 2015 Vol.10(5): 639-649 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.10.5.639-649

A Model-Driven Case Study of Developing a Complex Domain-Specific System

Emanuel S. Grant*
University of North Dakota, Department of Computer Science, Grand Forks, USA.

Abstract—The increasing complexity of software projects makes it necessary to conduct software development by a well-defined methodology. The initial phases in the development process are crucial in the building of a correct and robust system. The system design has to be verified by the user to ensure that all requirements are met before coding commences. Models, with their supporting tools and prototypes provide a graphical representation of the overall system.
In this case study, the benefits of applying a model-driven approach in the development of a complex domain-specific project is assessed. The case study involves the interpretation of mass spectra of unknown compounds. Mass spectrum is widely used in the fields of chemistry, forensic sciences, biochemistry, and other related fields. Analysis of mass spectrum is a tedious and time-consuming process. While there are software tools available for analysis of mass spectrum, their complexity and high cost, limit their use to a few institutions.

Index Terms—Domain-specific model, software engineering, software specification, user requirement elicitation


Cite: Emanuel S. Grant, "A Model-Driven Case Study of Developing a Complex Domain-Specific System," Journal of Software vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 639-649, 2015.

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