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Title: Software development with grammatical approach
Authors: Kosar, Tomaz
Mernik, Marjan
Zumer, Viljem
Henriques, Pedro
Pereira, Maria João
Keywords: Software design and modelling
Context-free grammars
Attribute grammars
Rapid prototyping
Software development
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Slovene Society Informatika
Citation: Kosar, Tomaz; Mernik, Marjan; Zumer, Viljem; Henriques, Pedro; Pereira, Maria João (2004) - Software development with grammatical approach. Informatica Journal. ISSN 1854-3871. 28:4 p.393-404
Abstract: The paper presents a grammatical approach to problem solving. It supports formal software specification using attribute grammars, from which a rapid prototype can be generated, as well as the incremental software development. Domain concepts and relationships among them have to be identified from a problem statement and represented as a context-free grammar. The obtained context-free grammar describes the syntax of a domain-specific language whose semantics is the same as the functionality of the system under implementation. The semantics of this language is then described using attribute grammars from which a compiler is automatically generated. The execution of a particular program written in that domain-specific language corresponds to the execution of a prototype of the system on a particular use-case.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 1854-3871
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