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EMFText is an Eclipse plug-in that allows you to define text syntax for languages described by an Ecore metamodel. EMFText enables developers to define textual Domain Specific Languages quickly and without the need to learn new technologies and concepts.

User Guide


EMFText Syntax Zoo


You can install EMFText using the following Eclipse Update Sites:

Sources on GitHub



Florian Heidenreich, Jendrik Johannes, Sven Karol, Mirko Seifert, and Christian Wende.
Derivation and Refinement of Textual Syntax for Models
In Proc. of 5th European Conference on Model-Driven Architecture Foundations and Applications (ECMDA-FA’09), volume 5562 of LNCS. Springer, 2009. [Authors’ version (PDF)] [Original publication at SpringerLink]