Accession Number : ADA178435
Title : Ada (Trade Name) Foundation Technology. Volume 4. Software Requirements for WIS (WWMCCS (World Wide Military Command and Control System) Information System) Text Processing Prototypes
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Shaw, Alan ; Berkowitz, Murray ; Brykczynski, Bill ; Fraser, Christopher ; Irons, Edgar ; Zelkowitz, Marvin ; Salasin, john
Report Date : Dec 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 42
Abstract : This document describes general requirements for the WIS Test Processing System prototype project. The objective for this effort is the development of a complete Ada-based document management system with capabilities for, but not limited to, word processing, providing output with multiple type fonts, and user-oriented help messages tailored to the operations being performed and user expertise. In general, critical design issues include the following: a) The provision for compatibility with multiple subsystems that may or may not have been completely defined and/or developed; b) The ability to use a variety of input/output devices; c) The capability of using textual syntax/ semantics to provide assistance in document preparation; d) The ability to provide user-oriented help based on analyses of operations being performed (e.g. , code being executed) and user history/expertise. Two specifications have been generated and support the stated objective of developing software in Ada to support WIS communications functionality in the 1990's: a) Specification for Structure Generator Editor for Documents, Programs and Other Structured Data; b) Specification for a Writer's Workbench. This work is the result of the identification of the functionality requirements and research of the technology base.
Descriptors : *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *TEXT PROCESSING , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , DATA MANAGEMENT , HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES , NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT) , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , REQUIREMENTS , TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Command, Control and Communications Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE