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Complementing semi-formal specifications with Z

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1 Author(s)
Ledru, Y. ; IMAG, Grenoble, France

The insertion of formal techniques into the daily practice of software engineering definitely improves the quality of specifications. An approach is proposed where semi-formal specifications are translated into the formal specification language Z and enriched by formal annotations. The paper starts from a specification of an access control system using classical description techniques: entity-relationship schemas, data-flow diagrams, and state machine descriptions. It shows how these can be combined with formal definitions of types, constraints and functions

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Knowledge-Based Software Engineering Conference, 1996., Proceedings of the 11th

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25-28 Sep 1996

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