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Refinement: An overview

  • Ana Cavalcanti
  • Augusto Sampaio
  • Jim Woodcock
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3167)

Abstract

The purpose of this initial chapter is to introduce concepts and techniques assumed as general background in the remaining chapters of this book. The relevant notions are introduced using a simple and well-known programming notation: Dijkstra’s language of guarded commands [18], presented in Section [1].

Keywords

Partial Order Inference Rule Complete Lattice Recursive Procedure Programming Construct 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Cavalcanti
    • 1
  • Augusto Sampaio
    • 2
  • Jim Woodcock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of YorkYorkUK
  2. 2.Centro de InformáticaUniversitates Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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