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Component-based information systems development tool supporting the SYNTHESIS design method

  • Dmitry Briukhov
  • Leonid Kalinichenko
Regular Papers System Design
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1475)

Abstract

An approach intended to fill in the gap between the existing Object Analysis and Design (OAD) methods applying mostly top-down technique and the demand of the middleware architectures (OMG CORBA) for the information system development based on composition of pre-existing interoperating components is discussed. An overview of the SYNTHESIS method for component-based interoperable information systems design is presented. The heuristic procedure for the most common reduct construction for a pair of ontologically relevant type specifications is outlined. The refinement property of the common reduct leads to a justifiable identification of reusable component fragments. The process of design is based on such identification driven by ontologically relevant pairs of types. The common reducts discovered are composed further to construct specifications serving as concretizations of the required types. The structure and functions of the design tool supporting the SYNTHESIS method and a process of design under the tool are considered.

Keywords

component-based information system development interoperable systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dmitry Briukhov
    • 1
  • Leonid Kalinichenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Problems of InformaticsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscow

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