SemanticModels.jl: not just another modeling framework
2019-07-24, 14:30–15:00, Elm A

SemanticModels.jl is a library for analyzing scientific and mathematical models written in julia. We apply techniques from program analysis to understand and manipulate scientific modeling code. This allows you to write programs that write novel models.


SemanticModels is a system for extracting semantic information from scientific code and reconciling it with conceptual descriptions to automate machine understanding of scientific ideas. We represent the connections between elements of code (variables, values, functions, and expressions) and elements of scientific understanding (concepts, terms, relations), to facilitate several metamodeling tasks, including model augmentation, synthesis, and validation. We show how SemanticModels can be used to augment scientific workflows in the epidemiological domain.

SemanticModels builds on such great Julia packages as Cassette, Flux, DifferentialEquations, and LightGraphs. It conducts static and dynamic analysis of programs to increase the productivity of scientist-developers. SemanticModels is a complimentary technology to the modeling languages like ModelingToolkit.jl and other DSLs used within the DiffEq ecosystem.