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Intent specifications: an approach to building human-centered specifications

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1 Author(s)
Leveson, N.G. ; Dept. of Aeronaut. & Astronaut., MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

This paper examines and proposes an approach to writing software specifications, based on research in systems theory, cognitive psychology and human-machine interaction. The goal is to provide specifications that support human problem solving and the tasks that humans must perform in software development and evolution. A type of specification, called intent specifications, is constructed upon this underlying foundation

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 1 )