Automatic Generation of Computer Programs.
MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PHILADELPHIA PA
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This is a progress report, as well as an introduction and summary of research on Automatic Program Generation conducted at the Moore School, University of Pennsylvania. The research culminated in two developments. The first is a Module Description Language MODEL for functional specification of computer program modules. The second is a MODEL Processor which analyzes the specification, interacts with the user in resolving inconsistencies, ambiguities and incompletenesses, and generates a program for performing the required functions. MODEL has been designed for use by management, business, or accounting specialists who are not required to have computer training. MODEL statements describe input, output, and various formulae. No processing or sequencing information is required from the user. The operation of MODEL is illustrated in the report with the aid of an example. Author
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