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Modeling with SpecCharts

  • Author(s): Narayan, Sanjiv
  • Vahid, Frank
  • Gajski, Daniel D.
  • et al.

SpecCharts is a language intended for system level specification and synthesis. Its blending of hierarchical state-diagrams with programming constructs permits description of event-driven systems as a true hierarchy of behaviors, unlike existing languages. Through many examples, we show in this report how a language with an underlying model of behavioral hierarchy greatly aids concise and comprehensible specifications obtained with minimal effort.

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