An overview of a system for automatic generation of file conversion programs

@article{Rin1975AnOO,
  title={An overview of a system for automatic generation of file conversion programs},
  author={N. Adam Rin and Maxine D. Brown},
  journal={Software: Practice and Experience},
  year={1975},
  volume={5}
}
This paper describes a processor which automatically produces file conversion programs based on non‐procedural user specification. The processor accepts, as input, descriptions of a source file and a desired target file with some auxiliary descriptions of associations between the two. This is specified by a user in a Data Description Language (DDL). To specify validation criteria, complex conversions not built in to the system, security criteria or summary processes, the system also accepts… 

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“Automatic generation of data conversion programs using a data description language”

The paper describes the application of automatic program generation methodology in generating file conversion programs in PL/1 capable of converting the source file and producing the target file.