concrete syntax

concrete syntax

(language)
The concrete syntax of a language including all the features visible in the source program such as parentheses and delimiters. The concrete syntax is used when parsing the program or other input, during which it is usually converted into some kind of abstract syntax tree.

Compare: abstract syntax.
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The authors define the abstract syntax of USL using a metamodel together with OCL wellformedness rules and then provide a graphical concrete syntax for the usability goal.
9) we have chosen a concrete syntax for process modelling with special visual effects for model elements.
Concrete syntax and exchange format are described in section 6.
The RDF data model provides an abstract, conceptual framework; a concrete syntax is also required and XML is used for this purpose.
Ideally, SGML editing systems support at least the Reference Concrete Syntax: "SGML, being an abstract language, refers to characters by their roles rather than by their graphical representation.
First, regarding to USL specification, we make the abstract syntax precise with the OCL wellformedness rules [19] and define a graphical concrete syntax. Second, we develop an additional case study in order to illustrate how to apply USL in practice.
Designing a framework is like designing a programming language, except that the only concrete syntax is the one used to implement the framework.
This meta-language must precisely specify semantics, but must not otherwise constrain the concrete syntax used by any particular programming language.
Since the literal basic symbols are enclosed in apostrophes in the concrete syntax of Figure 1, it is a simple matter for an appropriate tool to extract them.

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