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A Refinement Tool for Z

Freitas, Angela and Nascimento, Carla M. and Cavalcanti, Ana L. C. (2003) A Refinement Tool for Z. In: Dong, Jin Song and Woodcock, Jim, eds. Formal Methods and Software Engineering 5th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 396-415. ISBN 978-3-540-20461-9. E-ISBN 978-3-540-39893-6. (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-39893-6_23) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:14019)

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Abstract

Recently, a refinement calculus called ZRC has been proposed for Z; it follows the style and conventions of the Z notation and is completely formalised. As any other formal technique, however, it needs tool support to be of practical use. In this paper, we present such a tool, which we call ZRC-Refine. It is an interactive tool, whose design makes it distinctively user-friendly. We believe that ZRC-Refine is a significant encouragement to the extended application of ZRC and of Z itself.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-540-39893-6_23
Uncontrolled keywords: program development, calculation, ZRC
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 10:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14019 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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