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Semantics of Specification Languages (SoSL)

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Semantics of Specification Languages, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 25-27 October 1993

by D. J. Andrews

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Published by Springer London in London .
Written in English


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This volume is based on the proceedings of the International Workshop on Semantics of Specification Languages (SoSL), held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, 25-27 October 1993. The aim of the workshop - the first in a proposed series - was to assess various attempts to formally define specification languages, and to identify a programme of work for further investigation. There are currently no other workshops or conferences covering this area. The papers provide a comprehensive overview of research into this important topic, with particular emphasis on recent developments in formal proof systems, proof checking, type consistency, static semantics, and stepwise developments of specifications. In addition to the submitted papers the volume includes three invited papers, each of which outlines the development of the semantics of a major specification language.

Edition Notes

Statementedited by D.J. Andrews, J.F. Groote, C.A. Middelburg
SeriesWorkshops in Computing, 1431-1682, Workshops in computing
ContributionsGroote, J. F., Middelburg, C. A.
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Pagination1 online resource (VIII, 357 pages 29 illustrations).
Number of Pages357
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27087031M
ISBN 101447132297
ISBN 109781447132295
OCLC/WorldCa840277561

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SoSL was the first International Workshop on Semantics of Specification Languages, held from October in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The workshop was organized by the Department of Philosophy of Utrecht University with financial support from the Nationale Faciliteit Informatica of the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), and under the auspices of the British Format: Paperback.

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The workshop was organized by the Department of Philosophy of Utrecht University with financial support from the Nationale Faciliteit Informatica of the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), and under the auspices of the British.

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Semantics. The mechanization of these semantics rely on formal specification languages. They are usually conducted in order to assess the correctness of verification and transformation tools for such languages.

This contribution illustrates such a mechanization for the Clock Constraint Specification Language (CCSL).Author: Mathieu Montin, Mathieu Montin, Marc Pantel, Marc Pantel. semantics (sĭ-măn′tĭks) n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) 1. Linguistics a. The study or science of meaning in language.

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Also called semasiology. The. The syntax and semantics define a language; the proof rules define a proof system. Specifications are expressions in the language, and reasoning over properties of these specifications is done within the proof system.

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There is also an approach to operational semantics that focuses on evaluation contexts; it has been used to study the relationships between different forms of semantic specification in languages that include control constructs [FFKD87] and the approach seems to work well for proofs that type systems exclude certain kinds of errors [WF91].

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The Formal Semantics of Programming Languages provides the basic mathematical techniques necessary for those who are beginning a study of the semantics and logics of programming languages.

These techniques will allow students to invent, formalize, and justify rules with which to reason about a variety of programming languages. Although the treatment is elementary, several of the topics covered. 1 Chapter 1 SPECIFYING SYNTAX L anguage provides a means of communication by sound and written symbols.

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They argue that the nature of good and evil in moral. Get this from a library. Semantics of specification languages (SoSL): proceedings of the International Workshop on Semantics of Specification Languages, Utrecht, the Netherlands, October [Derek Andrews; J F Groote; Cornelis A Middelburg; British Computer Society.;].

semantics [Gr.,=significant] in general, the study of the relationship between words and meanings. The empirical study of word meanings and sentence meanings in existing languages is a branch of linguistics; the abstract study of meaning in relation to language or symbolic logic systems is a branch of philosophy.

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