Heterogeneous Notations for Pure Formal Method Integration Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Abstract. We outline an extendible approach for combining formal methods – such as Z, Morgan's refinement calculus, and predicative programming – based on composing specifications written in similar formal languages. We discuss how algorithm refinement can be extended to such a setting, and outline some examples of using integrated formal methods. We also provide justifications for why using combinations of similar methods might be helpful.

publication date

  • March 1998