Douglas D. Dunlop

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An experimental set of tools that generate instruction set simulators,assemblers, and disassemblers from a single description wasdeveloped to test if retargetable development tools would work forcommercial DSP processors and microprocessors. The processorinstruction set was described using a language called nML. TheTMS320C50 DSP processor and the ARM7(More)
The problem of analyzing an initialized loop and verifying that the program computes some particular function of its inputs is addressed. A heuristic technique for solving these problems is proposed that appears to work well in many commonly occurring cases. The use of the technique is illustrated with a number of applications. An attribute of initialized(More)
The functional correctness technique is presented and discussed. It is also explained that the underlying theory has an implicatmn for the derivation of loop invariants. The functional verification conditions concerning program loops are then shown to be a specialization of the commonly used inductive assertion verification conditions. Next, the functional(More)
The problem of generalizing functional specifications for while loops is considered. This problem occurs frequently when trying to verify that an initialized loop satisfies some functional specification, i.e., produces outputs which are some function of the program inputs. The notion of a valid generalization of a loop specification is defined. A(More)
The long-term goal, as established by the institutional strategic plan, to digitize collections at the Smithsonian Institution along with the increasing need to share data and increase access to collections has made it essential to establish institution-wide metadata standards, including those for embedding metadata. This paper documents the ongoing process(More)
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