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Introduction

  • David Lightfoot
Chapter
Part of the Macmillan Computer Science Series book series (COMPSS)

Abstract

There are long-standing problems in the development of computer systems: often they take too much time to produce, cost more than estimated and fail to satisfy the customer. This “software crisis” was first identified in the nineteen-sixties and has been the subject of much research and controversy, and it is still not entirely solved.

Keywords

Formal Specification Software Tool Mathematical Notation Software Engineer Mathematical Technique 
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Copyright information

© David Lightfoot 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Lightfoot
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  1. 1.School of Computing and Mathematical SciencesOxford PolytechnicUK

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