Application of graph transformations for software verification and model transformation is an emergent field of research. In particular, graph transformation approaches provide a natural way of modelling object oriented systems and semantics of object-oriented languages. There exist a number of tools for graph transformations that are often specialised in a particular kind of graphs and/or graph transformation approaches, depending on the desired application domain. The main drawback of this diversity is the lack of interoperability. In this paper we show how (typed) multigraph production systems can be translated into (typed) simple-graph production systems. The presented construction enables the use of multigraphs with DPO transformation approach in tools that only support simple graphs with SPO transformation approach, e.g. the GROOVE tool.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Graph Transformation and Visual Modeling Techniques|
|Publisher||European Association for the Study of Science and Technology|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Name||Electronic Communications of the EASST|
- SE-GT: Graph Transformations
Boneva, I. B., Hermann, F., Kastenberg, H., & Rensink, A. (2007). Simulating Multigraph Transformations Using Simple Graphs. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Graph Transformation and Visual Modeling Techniques (pp. 42). (Electronic Communications of the EASST; Vol. 6, No. 4542). European Association for the Study of Science and Technology.