Clarifying the meta

Vladan Devedžić, Dragan Gašević, Dragan Djurić

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The word and the concept of meta are used in virtually all disciplines of computing. Professionals often use it intuitively and in specific contexts in which the meaning of a word containing the meta- prefix is well understood, at least by specialists. For example, all experts in artificial intelligence know what metarules are and where they are useful. However, the meta can imply much more than understanding some concepts in a specific domain. This paper surveys some of the most interesting cases of using the concept of meta in computing in order to help build the big picture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-158
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Information & Communication Technology Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Meta-modelling
  • Model-driven architecture
  • Modelling
  • Modelling spaces
  • Semantic web
  • Clarifying the meta

    Devedžić, V., Gašević, D. & Djurić, D., 2008, Evolution of the Web in Artificial Intelligence Environments. Nayak, R., Ichalkaranje, N. & Jain, L. (eds.). Berlin Germany: Springer, p. 191-200 10 p. (Studies in Computational Intelligence; vol. 130).

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