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A method is disclosed for use in a software development framework having a repository and at least two software systems. The repository contains a meta-model and the software systems, which store instances of the meta-model. The method enables exchange of the instances of the metadata among the software systems using a generalized data transfer language. The method comprises the steps of extracting a fixed component and a list of repeated components of the metadata; extracting a variable component form the list of repeated components; parsing the variable component into a first set of constituent components for a first instance of the variable component; and, determining the hierarchical order and inheritance of the first set of constituent components in the list of repeated components. Next, each of the first set of constituent components are transformed into corresponding components of the generalized software language. The first instance of the variable component is then transformed into corresponding components of the generalized software language. The list of repeated components is updated and the previous five steps are repeated for another instance of the variable component. The list of repeated components are next transformed into corresponding components of the generalized software language. After this, the fixed components are transformed into corresponding components of the generalized software language. Finally, the corresponding components are distributed to the second instance of the software model.

Title
Method and system for generating a hierarchial document type definition for data interchange among software tools
Application Number
9/282230
Publication Number
6381743 (B1)
Application Date
March 31, 1999
Publication Date
April 30, 2002
Inventor
Eugene Otto Mutschler III
San Clemente
CA, US
Agent
Lise A Rode
US
Mark T Starr
US
Alfred W Kozak
US
Assignee
Unisys
PA, US
IPC
G06F 9/45
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