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Testing Formal Specifications to Detect Design Errors

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1 Author(s)
Kemmerer, R.A. ; Department of Computer Science, University of California

Formal specification and verification techniques are now apused to increase the reliability of software systems. However, these proaches sometimes result in specifying systems that cannot be realized or that are not usable. This paper demonstrates why it is necessary to test specifications early in the software life cycle to guarantee a system that meets its critical requirements and that also provides the desired functionality. Definitions to provide the framework for classifying the validity of a functional requirement with respect to a formal specification tion are also introduced. Finally, the design of two tools for testing formal specifications is discussed.

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:SE-11 ,  Issue: 1 )