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The Modelling Description Language (MDL) has two components:

  1. Model Coding Language (MCL): The MCL is used to define models together with their parameters,data and re-usable tasks.
  2. Task Execution Language (TEL):  The TEL is used to describe how the input from the MCL will be used to perform an analysis task e.g. parameter estimation.

Main outcomes of WP3

  • Specification of MDL
  • Specification of MCL component
  • Specification of TEL component
  • Use case examples


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  • Mar 17 to Mar 18
    , 2016
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