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Engineering formal requirements: an analysis and testing method for Z documents

Ciancarini, P; Cimato, S; Mascolo, C; (1997) Engineering formal requirements: an analysis and testing method for Z documents. Annals of Software Engineering , 3 (1/3) 189 - 220. Green open access

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Abstract

Z is a declarative, non-executable specification language; its diffusion in the field of requirements engineering outside academia is slow but growing. In this paper we focus on some methods for analyzing and testing Z specification documents, with special emphasis on non-sequential systems specifications. We describe two techniques we have adopted: the former allows the specifier to add to the requirements document a number of properties that then can be checked using a formal semantics; the latter makes it possible to build directly from the requirements specification document a distributed prototype which can be executed and tested over a network of workstations.

Type: Article
Title: Engineering formal requirements: an analysis and testing method for Z documents
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 26th Jul 2005
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/798
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