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Static consistency checking for distributed specifications

Nentwich, C; Emmerich, W; Finkelstein, A; (2001) Static consistency checking for distributed specifications. In: 16TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (ASE 2001), PROCEEDINGS. (pp. 115 - 124). IEEE COMPUTER SOC

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Software engineers building a complex system make use of a number of informal and semi-formal notations. We describe a framework, xlinkit, for managing the consistency of development artifacts expressed in such notations. xlinkit supports distributed software engineering by providing a distribution-transparent language for expressing constraints between specifications. It specifies a semantics for those constraints that permits the generation of hyperlinks between inconsistent elements. We give a formal semantics for link generation, and show how we expressed the rules of the UML Foundation/Core modules in our language. We outline how we implemented xlinkit as a light-weight web service using open standard technology and present the results of an evaluation against several sizeable UML models provided by industrial partners.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Static consistency checking for distributed specifications
Event:16th IEEE Annual International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2001)
Dates:2001-11-26 - 2001-11-29
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Engineering Science Faculty Office

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