Why are Design Derivations Hard to Replay?

  • Jack Mostow
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 12)


A derivational approach to learning and design, based on the notion of reusing a design by “replaying” an idealized history of design goals and decisions, has been touted for the past few years as a paradigm for both software and hardware redesign. However, the limited success of this approach to date suggests that it is less straightforward than it appears. Closer study reveals some difficulties that intelligent replay mechanisms will need to address.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Mostow
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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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