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Author Singer, Carl Allen ♦ Ho, Thomas ♦ Nunamaker, J. F. ♦ Konsynski, Benn R.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Problem statement analyzer ♦ Systems optimization and design algorithm ♦ Accurately defined systems ♦ Physical system design ♦ Logical system design ♦ Problem statement language ♦ Computer-aided analysis ♦ Information systems
Abstract This paper describes the use of computer-aided analysis for the design and development of an integrated financial management system by the Navy Material Command Support Activity (NMCSA). Computer-aided analysis consists of a set of procedures and computer programs specifically designed to aid in the process of applications software design, computer selection and performance evaluation. There are four major components: Problem Statement Language, Problem Statement Analyzer, Generator of Alternative Designs, and Performance Evaluator. The statement of requirements was written in ADS (Accurately Defined Systems) and analyzed by a Problem Statement Analyzer for ADS. The ADS problem definition was supplemented with additional information in order to create a complete problem definition. The analyzed problem statement was translated to the form necessary for use by the SODA (Systems Optimization and Design Algorithm) program for the generation of alternative specifications of program modules and logical database structures.
Description Affiliation: Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (Ho, Thomas) || Purdue University, Lafayette, IN (Singer, Carl Allen) || Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (Nunamaker, J. F.; Konsynski, Benn R.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 19
Issue Number 12
Page Count 14
Starting Page 674
Ending Page 687


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