Strategies for consistency checking based on unification

Bowman, Howard and Boiten, Eerke and Derrick, John and Steen, Maarten (1999) Strategies for consistency checking based on unification. Science of Computer Programming, 33 (3). pp. 261-298. ISSN 0167-6423. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-6423(98)00017-3

Abstract

There is increasing interest in models of system development which use Multiple Viewpoints. Each viewpoint offers a different perspective on the target system and system development involves parallel refinement of the multiple views. Multiple viewpoints though, prompt the issue of consistency between viewpoints. This paper describes an interpretation of consistency which is general enough to meet the requirements of consistency for very general viewpoints models. Furthermore, the paper investigates strategies for checking this consistency definition. Particular emphasis is placed on mechanisms to obtain global consistency (between an arbitrary number of viewpoints) from a series of binary consistency checks. The consistency checking strategies we develop are illustrated using the formal description technique LOTOS.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Viewpoints; Consistency; Formal description techniques; LOTOS
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: M. Nasiriavanaki
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2009 07:47
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 12:55
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17119 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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