Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Critiquing software specifications

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Fickas, S. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Oregon Univ., Eugene, OR, USA ; Nagarajan, P.

The authors describe how the knowledge of expert-systems analysts is being input to use in an automated critic for specification debugging. They are working on a system, named Kate, that tries to acquire a problem specification that includes a description of the objects, transitions (actions), and constraints of the intended system. They have built a computer-based critic as part of the Kate environment that has its roots in a set of protocols they collected over several analysis sessions. The critic has three major components: a model of the domain, a matcher to connect parts of the model to the specification being analyzed, and a critique to supply the analysis. The model represents a set of policy issues for building systems in a particular domain and a set of relevant problem specification cases to consider for systems in the domain. The critic has been run on a library database problem. The results are presented and compared with a critique by an experienced library analyst.<>

Published in:

Software, IEEE  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Nov. 1988

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.