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      Nonmonotonic Reasoning and Formal Software Development

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      Proceedings of the 1st Irish Workshop on Formal Methods (FM)
      Irish Workshop on Formal Methods
      3-4 July 1997
      Formal methods, software engineering, nonmonotonic reasoning, maximal consistency logics
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            Abstract

            Formal nonmonotonic reasoning provides a promising basis for meeting the demands inherent in the incomplete, evolving and inconsistent requirements that characterise large-scale industrial software systems. This paper explores formal reasoning in requirements analysis, design and implementation. It indicates how the notion of provability in maximal consistency logics might be used to extend current logical foundations for existing formal notations for specifying requirements. A number of definitions are then developed, using notions from level default theories to specify preference between consistent subsets of possibly inconsistent requirements, (partial) satisfaction of requirements by programs and by designs, the best subset of the requirements satisfied by a given design, implementation of a design and design improvement. These definitions provide a foundation for some very interesting directions for formal methods research.

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            Conference
            September 1997
            September 1997
            : 1-10
            Affiliations
            [0001]Department of Computer Science, University of Wales Aberystwyth

            Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/FM1997.12
            25d5f6d0-3ba3-4cf5-9b0d-ef89f6c508fc
            © Edel Sherratt. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of the 1st Irish Workshop on Formal Methods, Dublin

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of the 1st Irish Workshop on Formal Methods
            FM
            1
            Dublin
            3-4 July 1997
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Irish Workshop on Formal Methods
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            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

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            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            nonmonotonic reasoning,Formal methods,software engineering,maximal consistency logics

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