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Extending Operation Semantics to Enhance the Applicability of Formal Refinement

  • Shaoying Liu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8373)

Abstract

This paper proposes an extension of operation semantics and discusses its benefits in enhancing the applicability of Morgan’s formal refinement calculus in practical software development.

Keywords

Formal Method Partial Relation Correct Program Restricted Domain Composite Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaoying Liu
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer and Information SciencesHosei UniversityJapan

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