Analysis of a metamodel to estimate complexity of using a domain-specific language

@inproceedings{Sprinkle2010AnalysisOA,
  title={Analysis of a metamodel to estimate complexity of using a domain-specific language},
  author={Jonathan Sprinkle},
  booktitle={DSM '10},
  year={2010}
}
This paper considers the complexity of building models by analyzing the structure of the metamodel that defines a domain-specific modeling language. An algorithm is presented that generates a state model to produce at least one instance of every model in the metamodel, and the complexity of that state model provides insight into the complexity of the modeling language.