Domain-Specific Languages and Digital Preserva­tion: Supporting Knowledge-Management

Proceedings of Multikonferenz Wirt­schaftsinformatik (MKWI 2012), 29 February - 2 March, 2012, Braunschweig, Germa­ny, pp. 1273-1284

12 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2012 Last revised: 31 Oct 2019

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Tobias Dehling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Domain-specific languages (DSLs) are languages most suitable for a specific application domain. They abandon generality to increase expressiveness and ease of use. DSLs are an useful alternative to general-purpose languages, but their appropriateness and profitableness should be carefully considered. In this paper the utilisation of DSL knowledge to improve digital preservation practices is elaborated, which leads to the following results: A DSL for emulator development reduces implementation effort and increases comprehensibility and durability. The DSL XML provides format standardisation for information stored in plain text. A DSL especially for the domain digital preservation is not practicable and digital pre-servation is better supported by the right mix of DSLs. The results are particularly interesting from a knowledge-management perspective since gathered knowledge should be preserved.

Suggested Citation

Dehling, Tobias and Sunyaev, Ali, Domain-Specific Languages and Digital Preserva­tion: Supporting Knowledge-Management (2012). Proceedings of Multikonferenz Wirt­schaftsinformatik (MKWI 2012), 29 February - 2 March, 2012, Braunschweig, Germa­ny, pp. 1273-1284. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2152933

Tobias Dehling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

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Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

Ali Sunyaev (Contact Author)

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.isq.uni-koeln.de

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

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