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Where do operations come from? A multiparadigm specification technique

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2 Author(s)
P. Zave ; AT&T Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ, USA ; M. Jackson

Proposes a technique to help people organize and write complex specifications, exploiting the best features of several different specification languages. Z is supplemented, primarily with automata and grammars, to provide a rigorous and systematic mapping from input stimuli to convenient operations and arguments for the Z specification. Consistency analysis of the resulting specification is based on the structural rules. The technique is illustrated by two examples, a graphical human-computer interface and a telecommunications system

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 7 )