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Grammar-based Formal Specification for the Object-Oriented User Interface Development

  • Aleš Limpouch
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Part of the Focus on Computer Graphics book series (FOCUS COMPUTER)

Abstract

Object-oriented programming techniques are considered appropriate for the development of event-driven interactive systems with an object-oriented user interface. Due to the lack of any formalism in object-oriented user interface design and implementation, we utilize our experience in the use of grammar-based notations for the formal specification of user interfaces. This paper proposes a model which combines the Arch and the PAC models with the Bypass mechanism and shows their proper application and interpretation in the decomposition of an interactive system during its development. The adoption of attributed layered translation grammars is proposed for the formal description of the agents in this model. The prototype of the OOGC UIMS system supporting the grammar-based specification of user interfaces is presented in this paper.

Keywords

Input Symbol Semantic Rule Arch Model Point Sequence Output Symbol 
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  • Aleš Limpouch

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