Annotations in Formal Specifications and Proofs

@article{Kalvala1994AnnotationsIF,
  title={Annotations in Formal Specifications and Proofs},
  author={Sara Kalvala},
  journal={Formal Methods in System Design},
  year={1994},
  volume={5},
  pages={119-144}
}
Formal specification languages and proof methodologies are useful tools in reasoning about different domains: they provide a precise notation in which to express facts, and rigorous procedures with which to ascertain correctness properties of claims made. However, there are several drawbacks to such methods: formal languages make it difficult to express the richness of description of problems and facts, and inferences in these systems are made by choosing from a limited set of small logical… CONTINUE READING
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