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Abstract

The traditional theory of “part of” relations (i.e. mereology) is enriched by adding the formal concept of equivalent and exchangeable parts. Various possible axioms and their roles are discussed. An approach is focused on application to model software structures.

Keywords

Equivalence Relation Partial Order Proper Part Hasse Diagram Partial Order Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryszard Janicki
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  1. 1.Department of Computing and SoftwareMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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