Algebraic Specifications:Organised and focussed approach in software development
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA) (2010)

Algebraic specification is a formal specification approach to deal with data structures in an implementation independent way. Algebraic specification is a technique whereby an object is specified in terms of the relationships between the operations that act on that object. In this paper we are interested in proving facts about specifications, in general, equations of the form t1 = t2 , where t1 and t2 are members of term (S), being the signature of the specification. One way of executing the specification would be to compute the first algebra for the specification and then to check whether t1 and t2 belong in the same equivalence class. The use of formal specification techniques for software engineering has the advantage that we can reason about the correctness of the software before its construction. Algebraic specification methods can be used for software development to support verifiability, reliability, and usability. The main aim of this research work is to put such intuitive ideas into concrete setting in order for better quality product.(...)
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