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Transformation of a semi-formal specification to VDM

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4 Author(s)
D'Almeida, J. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Concordia Univ., Montreal, Que., Canada ; Achuthan, R. ; Radhakrishnan, T. ; Alagar, V.S.

A technique is proposed for semiformal specification. The authors distinguish two stages of formalization: data modeling and specification of operations. For each stage, the system provides a distinct tool. It consists of a graphical component called the MER diagram and a textual component called the KFD. Through an example, the authors present a knowledge assisted transformation process that can generate a formal specification from the given semiformal specification. The formal specification language chosen is VDM. The MER diagrams and KFDs form an input to the transformation described

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Knowledge-Based Software Engineering Conference, 1992., Proceedings of the Seventh

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20-23 Sep 1992

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