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Mechanizing the Transformation of Higher-Order Algebraic Specifications for the Development of Software Systems

Sönke Johannes Magnussen

ISBN 978-3-8325-0152-5
220 pages, year of publication: 2003
price: 40.50 €
The quality of software systems depends on many criteria. Choosing an adequate software process model is essential in meeting quality requirements. When aiming at a rigorous mathematical notion of correctness, formal software development provides an appropriate process model, which ensures that the implementation fulfills the requirements given by a formal specification. The stepwise derivation by transformations represents one approach to formal system development that can be supported by computers.\\ This book first introduces a sound framework for the mechanizable transformation of formal specifications. The framework comprises a specification language, a formal development method and various mechanizable transformation rules. It is then illustrated how the framework is implemented in the Lübeck Transformation System LTS -- a tool for the interactive development of software systems.

Keywords:
  • Rechnergestützte Programmentwicklung
  • Transformationelle Programmierung
  • Formale Herleitung von Programmen
  • Algebraische Spezifikationen höherer Ordnung
  • Kompositionelle Entwicklung von Software Systemen

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