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An Icon-Based Design Method for Prolog
July/August 1988 (vol. 5 no. 4)
pp. 51-65

An icon-based design method that combines a module-oriented Prolog design model, graphical software design, and software engineering principles is presented. It is based on a dataflow-driven decomposition that is guided by design principles, followed by evaluation. Its purpose is to enable Prolog applications to be developed in accordance with the general principles of software engineering: modifiability, efficiency, reliability, and understandability. The design model and procedure are described. The design of a Lisp interpreter is considered to illustrate the method.

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icon-based design method; module-oriented Prolog design model; graphical software design; software engineering; dataflow-driven decomposition; design principles; modifiability; efficiency; reliability; understandability; Lisp interpreter; computer graphics; PROLOG; software engineering; user interfaces
Gerald M. Karam, "An Icon-Based Design Method for Prolog," IEEE Software, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 51-65, July-Aug. 1988, doi:10.1109/52.17802
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