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Jackson98a

  1. Michael Jackson<jackson@acm.org>
  2. Defining a Discipline of Description
  3. =ESSAY
  4. IEEE Software Magazine V18n5(Sep/Oct 1998)pp14-18
    1. Formal computers in an informal world.
    2. It is hard to make sense of a specification of an interface if their is no information about what is inside at least one side of the interface.
    3. Designations vs Definitions, may have to bypass some "real" terms because too unclear
    4. Must analyse the effects of designation errors: where the formal system can come adrift from reality.
    5. Dangers of badly structured descriptions, for example confusing things that are true because of the system with things that are true without the new system.


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