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A formal definition of Diana

  • Jurgen Uhl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 180)

Abstract

Starting from a list of requirements on a formal definition of Diana and a set of applicable description methods we have selected a procedure for the formal definition of Diana. The procedure suggests the use of different methods for different aspects of Diana. This is in contrast to the requirement of a unique description method. The fact that we can use an IDL-like notation as a uniform description language is not enough. The applied methods remain distinct. However, it is possible to translate the definition into another description language based upon another method. It is not yet clear whether the uniformity of the description is more important than other requirements which are met by the distinct methods.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jurgen Uhl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut fur Informatik IIUniversitat KarisruheKarisruheFederal Republic of Germany

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